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2000 Eclipse wont start, fuel in plugs

I have a 2000 mitsibushi eclipse gt with a v-6 -90,000 miles. started out with a rough idle thought was water in fuel, then lugging going down road, wouldnt run over 30, changed distributor cap and rotor, still running ruff so changed fuel pump, not whole assembly just the pump with the filter attached, rough idle stopped but when you drive it and let off the gas it jumps, cuts out, give gas it catches up with itself and runs again, took to autozone coded misfire and mass airflow, but figured codes were from rough running and undoing airflow when replaced distributor, have also checked for vaccum leaks, none found. let car sit over night was told to try changing plugs and wires, went to put plugs in and the man doing it for me said car wouldnt start, will turn over but not start, he replaced plugs and wires, even the plugs in the intake(i think that is right) still wont start. So i pulled it to the local shop, they checked for codes still only have mass airflow and misfire code, which he says wouldnt cause it to not start therefore he doesnt think it is sensor. he pulled a plug out said he is getting fire but not strong fire, timing looks fine, but did find gas in plug, the plug was wet with fuel. without spending alot for him to search it out he is not sure,since someone had already worked on it and it was running. i am 450.00 + into guessing and running out of money, the only option i have is a dealer but know that can be expensive. can you give me any tips on what it could be? is the fuel pump and plugs in wrong? could it be a sensor? any help would be great. thank you

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  • okiem89 Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem with my eclipse. Nothing was wrong with it not the starter nor the alternator so i had one of my friends take a look at and he told me it was my tranmission switch also known as park/neutral switch so check all thoes things.does it make a click sound



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I hate to be the one to tell you this but if there is fuel,oil,water getting into your plugs than you have bad rings. the vehicle will not start because it is not getting enough compression to do so. If you love the car and would like it to run again it will cost about $1000.00 to have the rings done if not more. But since there is water than fuel getting into your plugs than it is a defenent sign that your rings are bad.

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