Starter not working

Tiny
MICHELE BEER
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  • 2004 MITSUBISHI GALANT
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 223 MILES
Upon entering the vehicle, inserting key and attempting to start I am met with silence. I wiggle the gearshift nothing, again nothing. Sometimes it starts the first or second time sometimes I have to try seven or eight times. It does the same in neutral as in park.
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 AT 11:43 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This sounds like the starter had gone bad but to be sure lets run down this guide to see confirm the issue.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

if it is bad this guide can help walk you through the repair.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

Please run down these guides and report back.
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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The starter cost me $101.00 worked like a charm
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
JERNY24
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  • 2002 MITSUBISHI GALANT
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My engine will crank but will not turn over. I had the coils/spark plugs replaced 3 years ago. Could it be that again?
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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"Crank" and "turn over" are the same thing. Does it or doesn't it? The ignition coils and spark plugs don't have anything to do with cranking the engine, and all of the spark plugs would not fail at the same time. One bad one can cause a misfire while the engine is running. Don't know which engine you have so I don't know if you have one ignition coil, a coil pack, or multiple individual coils. If you have only one coil, that can cause a no-start condition but the engine will crank just fine. If you have individual coils, like the spark plugs, they won't all fail at the same time.
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JERNY24
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It will crank but will not start up. It is a 2.4 L 16 Valve 02 ES. I belive it is a coil pack - that is what was replaced 3 years ago.
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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That's not how we diagnose problems. If it's as easy as assuming it's the same part, all you have to do is buy one and stick it on the engine.

There's at least two dozen parts that can cause a no-start condition. First you have to determine if there is spark, then fuel pressure. If both are missing, you have to look at the things they have in common such as the Engine Computer, crankshaft position sensor, camshaft position sensor, timing belt or chain, all the electrical wires, connectors, and relays, etc. The things that are in common are mostly monitored by the computer which will set a diagnostic fault code when it detects a problem. Most of the time that will cause the Check Engine light to turn on, but there are a lot of codes that do not turn the light on.

The first step is to check for spark, fuel pressure, and fault codes.
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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My galant will intermediately not will not turn over. I've had a new starter put in about 8 months ago. New o2 censors. It will run fine for a while then for no reason will hesitate in staring, then eventually not turn over. No rhyme or reason. Could this be in the ignition?
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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If the starter cannot crank, it can be one of many reasons.
Starter, ignition switch (or it circuitry), starter relay, battery, (or terminals and connections) and security system.
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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Ticking noise coming from passenger side of the motor. Then the car just died, it will turn over but will not turn on. What could it be?
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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The list is too long to print and it can be anything.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Check the above link for more information on how to go about.
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CLARKMAP
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This occurred once every few months, however, yesterday, it happens four out of five times cranking the car. I put the key in the ignition and nothing happens. No engine noise at all. The lights and door sounds are heard, therefore, I don't believe it is the battery. To get the car to start, I have to shift into neutral and let the car roll a little. If I crank it while it is rolling, it starts right up. Once the car is started, it runs fine. No check engine light has came on to help determine the problem. I believe it's my starter going bad. What do you think?
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It could be a bad starter. You would have to verify power on the small trigger wire when the key is held in start when the problem is present.
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GALANTSUCKER
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  • 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT
2001 Mitsubishi Galant 6 cyl 150000 miles

It wasnt starting right away went to the store came out and wouldnt start at all but was turning over tryed to start it about 4 or 5 times than it wouldnt turn over at all got it home and found there was oil in the spark plug wells over some of the spark plugs. Took out the oil replaced the valves and didnt help still wont turn over I tryed to jump it didnt work checkd the starter cause I was told to but was fine not sure what else to do or check and not the best with cars any help would be awsome
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi galantsucker,

Click the " First Things To Check " link at bottom of post to get an idea what to look for.
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KILLAKEV
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  • 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT
  • 6 CYL
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2001 mitsubishi galant will not crank but has full power to the rest of the car. If I let it sit overnight the car will start up and the engine light comes on. Diagnosis read a low voltage code. I have a new battery and new ignition switch. Problem happens about once a week.
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Sounds like the battery or cables. A nuetral or clutch switch provides the starter relay to work. Turn on the headlights, try and crank it, if they die, battery or connections from or to car, if they don't change at all it may be the switch, if just erratic, its still a cable, terminal, or battery, the car needs a good battery before any basic charging or starting problem can be tested. Hope this helps you, I liked this car and worked with hundreds. Be careful working around the battery. With no good voltage supply, the check engine should come on, its normal.
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:17 PM (Merged)
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MALCOLM SOLOMON
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  • 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT
  • V6
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I just got a car from my brother and he said the only thing wrong is a blown head, a spark plug, and the tire. The car does not turn over so I have to tow it, but if I get the car jumped it will. The lights stay on long enough to tow about thirteen minutes? If I replace the head, head gasket and spark plug will the car start? What other problems might this car have and what can I do to ensure longevity?
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 1:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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If you charge it by jumping for a few minutes then reset security system it may start on its own. you wold need to charge for at least twenty minutes for lights to work to tow as there would be no brake lights, towing in daytime or a flat bed is best. See link for security reset.
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system
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