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01 Montero not starting but electrical works when key in ignition

I have a friend who owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero and when he puts the key in the ignition all the electrical comes on, however, when trying to start nothing happens, it doesn't even make a clicking sound. the battery appears to be fine. it was working on and off for the last 6 weeks and it just died. thanks

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  • ceelou2all Apr 05, 2009

    I have 2001 mitsubishi montero sport for almost 6 years and am experiencing the same issue; when I put the key in the ignition all the electrical comes on, nothing else happens. I recently had my keys tossed to me and landed in the road in which another vehicle might have ran over them before I could retrieve. Could this have caused a problem with the chip? Also, I jumped a smaller vehicle (a few times of the course of 3 days) but I have a 1 year Titanium Battery which appears to be fine. If it were that or the Starter, I would think there would be clicks or something.

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    Sporadically car will not start. Same problem, the electrical all works but nothing when you turn the key. Car will not start for hours or days and then starts up fine...until the next time.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    The key fob flashes red but does nothing to unlock the car. The car won't start even with the valet key put into the ignition. The display click and flashes. Also when the break is pressed there is a ticking sound from below the gear controls.



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I had the same problem and it turned out to be the new key I had made was not quite a perfect match for the idnition cylinder. It worked fine but after a few months the car would intermittently just crank over. I would never know when this would happen. Most of the time it fired up without any problem. The problem was that over time the new key because,it wasn't quite perfect, wore down something inside the ignition cylinder (the place where you put your key to start). Somehow this made the security system nervous and it shut off the power to the plugs. It was a real head scratcher. I hope this solves your problem.

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