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2002 mitsubishi galant

I have 2002 mitsubishi galant cranks but will not start, I replaced fuel pump and spark plugs and still no start can you help please

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem,,,The car was running without issue and after parked for the night it will not start. The motor will crank over but will not start.

  • piratesnake Dec 04, 2008

    I have the same issue... went to work (running fine). just won't start now.

  • Adriana_08 Dec 11, 2008

    I have the same problem. My 2002 Mitsubishi Galant 4cylinder also doesn't want to start. When i turn the key to start it struggles but never turn on. I charged the battery to see if it need it but didn't work.Then we changed the fuel pump b/c a mechanic said it wasn't passin fuel to the spark plugs to ignite, then that didn't work. So then we had another mechanic check it and he said it could be the ignition coils that burnt out but wasn't sure. We bought them ourself but it still doesn't start. Now a friend suggested that it could be the fuel pump relay or starter relay. In the first place the car was running on the street when all of a suddenly it turned off. After that it never turned on again after we turn keep turning the key to start the ignition again. It just struggled like if would start but never  actually does. All the belts are still in place and run. We checked the fuses but they seem ok. So I'm not sure what to do anymore. Can someone please help us? 

  • tmclemons04 Dec 19, 2008

    I have the same problem, I have changed the battery and everything. The car starts fine with a jump but if I turn it of and let it sit it wont start just clicks. Does anyone have a solution?????!!!!!

  • wrxgone Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem....could it be the starter?

  • cajunwarrior Mar 31, 2009

    I have the same EXACT problem as Adriana_08. I am going to change the fuel pump today and just in case that's not the problem i have a mechanic coming to look at it this weekend. So i will post the results.

    Also "Apod" that gewey like substance is Dielectric grease is a NON-conducting grease that seals out moisture and therefore prevents corrosion on electrical connectors. So you might end up swapping engines when all you needed to do was change the fuel pump, filter, relay, thermostat, gasket, which doesn't come with a new used engine.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    2002 mitsubishi galant gtz 3.0 liter sohc v-6 distributer firing

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    change new distributor still no spark

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    mitsubishi evo 9 mr cut out and now won't start no spark and no fuel could this be the crank sensor?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    mitsubishi evo 9 mr cut out and now won't start no spark and no fuel could this be the crank sensor?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    ran out of gas in a 2002 mitsubitsi galant and put gas in and now it will not crank

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

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Has it overheated lately?
My wife overheated our Galant and it just stopped working, it cranks but that's it.
I pulled the sparkplugs and found them wrapped in a gewey jelly like substance. Like an oil/antifreeze combo.
I am going to replace the entire motor for $1000 as taking it to the mechanics to theorize and practice may cost more.

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I fixed my radiator fans an changed my thermostate an belts on my car an my car still over heats. what could be the problem?

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  2. Remove the spark plugs and install the spark plug wires to each spark plug.
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