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#70 of 84 2002 eclipse start up issues
Mar 04, 2011 (7:06 am)
I have a 2002 eclipse have had trouble getting it to start. Its now starting but last week it wouldnt start, it acted like it wanted to turn over and didnt.i was able to start in neutral and one day it wouldnt start in park or neutral. I have had my battery, starter and alternator checked and they are all fine..do you think it could be the neutral safety switch or maybe the ignition switch?? anyone ever have this issue?
#71 of 84 Re: 2000 mits eclipse v6 [nieder]
Mar 04, 2011 (9:19 pm)
You said it sounds different when it turns over, have you checked the timing belt? As far as white pasty stuff in the radiator, you could very well have a blown head gasket. There won't always be evidence in the oil, sometimes it allows oil to get into the radiator, but not antifreeze in the oil. You also said it got hot while you were on the gas, that is another sign of a blown head gasket. Also, your water pump is timing belt driven, if it messed up; it could have very well messed up your timing, which is most likely. If your timing belt has broken or slipped significantly you might have smashed a few valves, which will effect the way it sounds while cranking. I would suggest a compression test, if there is no compression: your timing belt most likely broke.
#72 of 84 my mits eclipse turn over but wont start..
Oct 11, 2011 (8:30 pm)
i got a new fuel pump for it..nothing happends...checked the fuses nothing...battery works... i just changed the oil..still nothing..can anybody help me out???
#73 of 84 my eclipse wont start
Oct 20, 2011 (1:51 pm)
my eclipse wouldn't start after class today, there was no power to anything. first i checked to make sure it the lights n everything werent on then I wiggled the wires n got the lights to turn on but it lasted for 30 seconds and died while i tried to start it.. the battery is only 6 months old in that car. can anybody tell me what to try next..
Nov 07, 2011 (1:23 pm)
My girlfriend owns a 2001 eclipe and while driving to pa the service engine light came on,well when she came back she took it to auto-zone and they hooked it up and said they couldnt get a reading that her electrical system appears to be bad due to her g.p.s. that it must have done something to her electrial system...has anyone ever heard of anything like this before?
Nov 29, 2011 (1:12 pm)
So my 2003 Mitsubishi Spyder Eclipse is running hot.
The thermometer says the temperature is standard, even when the car is overheating. Therefore the fans won't turn on.
I just replaced the radiator due to a 3" hairline crack in the top-front of the plastic that was caused by this problem.
I don't know if this issue is the cpu for the coolant system, or if it is the water pump, or engine temperature sensor.
Any help or ideas are welcome.
#77 of 84 Re: IDLE PROBLEMS AND MISSING WHEN PRESSING GAS [troublet]
Dec 13, 2011 (2:29 pm)
Hi, is your car the V 6 and did you ever fix the problem if so what did you do? my car has the same problem with an engine Lt on thart reads random misfire any ideas?
#78 of 84 Turns Over But doesnt Start
Jan 31, 2012 (11:43 am)
So i have a 2001 2.4 GS Eclipse. I came to a stop i gained speed to about 20Mph then i just died out for some odd reason. I swapped out the Fuel pump. Still doesnt start.... I checked fuel line to injectors.;good. I do not have a pressure stem so i cannot check the pressure. I checked the cables and i am getting a spark, I removed all relays in engine compartment sprayed off with contactor cleaner. Any suggestions?
I do not know how to check the timing belt. Its in place..... A little Help Please.
#79 of 84 Re: 92 gsx [bullet88]
Sep 25, 2012 (3:11 pm)
I have a 2000 Sebring with the same 2.5 liter Misu engine. My engine has a PSI of 175 per cylinder. This is normal. If your psi is so low then your valves are not seating right or the timing of opening and closing is wrong. Your compression is compromised.