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My 2007 eclipse wont start, it died while driving it yesterday. My mechanic friend tried starter fluid-nothing, put gas in it-nothing, checked the wiring, fuses and spark plugs-nothing...what could it be? I had it towed to my house and can't afford to tow it to his shop...any sugestions

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  •  tara michelle
    tara michelle Feb 20, 2012

    Thank u everyone who has replied....didn't think anyone would.

    no on timing belt. No to starter fluid. No to fuel pump...I believe there's a spark... the obd code thing said p0340...camshaft sensor(something along the lines of that).... but honestly I have no clue how that or what I believe to be that part could make the car start...when removed it looks
    as though that piece has no sort of electrical
    anything.... it wants to start but nothing! Please if ya'll experts have any more suggestions ill take them. Wish ya'll lived in avondale, az.

  •  tara michelle
    tara michelle Feb 21, 2012

    hi again, please excuse my lack of knowloedge when it comes to this... ok i dont know if that i think its called "O reader" the thing u use to see if there is any "juice" or life...power...coming off of things...hope u get what i mean. but we used that and it was lighting up right and left. is that showing i have a spark?....and would me npt having a spark from the spark plugs make the csr just DIE while im driving it?...ive tried tons of things and then gone back to check the obd reader thing and 4 times in a row the p0340 code popped up....

    i know its hard to decipher my post but ive been stuck at home since the car died and i truly appreciate all your help!

  •  tara michelle
    tara michelle Feb 21, 2012

    oh sorry i just have a 2.4l 4cyl automatic

  •  tara michelle
    tara michelle Feb 21, 2012

    its that light tester ....ok i havent checked the spark plugs....or timing belt. but when my sisters b/f gets here ill ask him to. and ill let u know if she starts up! thanks again jeremy



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Did he check the timing belt? Did he check for spark? Did it start with starting fluid? Does it sound like it turning over faster than normal?

Posted on Feb 16, 2012

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Feb 20, 2012

    If there is no spark and the timing belt is turning the camshaft than yu probably have a bad crankshaft sensor.

    What engine do you have?

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Feb 21, 2012

    To check for spark you will need a spark tester. You will remove one of the wires, install the spark tester in the end of the plug wire and crank it over.

    You can also use a test light. Remove a plug wire from the coil. Attatch the lead of the test light to the ground of the battery. Hold the test light about a quarter inch from the coil post. You should see a park with the engine cranking.

    I am not sure what an "o meter" is?



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SOURCE: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0 non-turbo

the dealer would probably have to do programming. may not use your part from advanced. i understand you have trusted a shop for diagnosis. sounds like theyre still unsure. computers are very durable and usually dont commit suicide. be sure they have checked timing belt for slippage or breakage. if the belt jumped a tooth or so, that could screw up cam and crank readings.

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SOURCE: 1994 Eclipse revs up and down, sometimes cuts off

I'm thinking fuel pump. When computer senses lean condition, it tries to compensate by increasing fuel. Then becomes too rich causing fuel cutoff thus the rev indication. If pump overheats it shuts down thus no start. The good news on this car the fuel pump can be accessed under the spare tire without dropping the fuel tank. Check fuel pressure to verify. Other suspects ISC and Throttle Position Sensor.

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SOURCE: my engine stoped as i was driving

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SOURCE: We just had tranmission work

I personally would be greatly suspicious of that mechanic.Losing " a lot of transmission fluid" is a serious thing and may have actually caused permanent damage to your transmission. As the mechanic has compromised their integrity, I would immediately take the vehicle to a different mechanic - preferably one who does not know the first and ask for a diagnostic on the code and an inspection of the previous person's work, with a written report of their findings. Di not tell the new mechanic of the happenings with the first - you want an unbiased opinion and not one formed to protect the incompetent or inept. If he asks about previous work done to the car, don't lie but do limit what you say ( i.e. say another shop, not Tom's Auto Repair in Cucamonga). It is possible these 2 instances are unrelated and your shop had an OOPS moment, but you do need to insure they didn't waste your transmission, costing you a small fortune and loss of time for the trans replacement. Protecting yourself is the primary goal here. Hope this helps!!

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