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Po118 the car is not cracking

I got a mitsubishi eclipse 1997 non turbo. 2.0. i flushed the water from radiator. then i add water with anitfreeze,but temperature gause sending unit and engine coolant temperature CET sensonr were unpluged. when I add water they got wet.I cranked one time the check engine light come on. I scanned and i po118.. the start is clicking when i turn the key to crank my car. it is like it wants to crank , but doesn't.. my question is what can be the problem because before i flush the water everthing was good. please help thanks for your time.

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  • arguello25 Nov 23, 2008

    finally, my car is cranking. i charge the battery and i use a dryer to dry sending unit and CET sensor. i pressed the gas pedal when i was trying to crank it. thanks for your advices they help me out.

  • mkhoff301 Dec 25, 2008

    2002 eclipse ,warm engine ran into store ,tried starting nothing not even a click , radio worked,waited 5 min it started??? help

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PO118 is Engine coolant temperature circuit High input. remove the plug and reinstall it. then try removing the negative battery cable and leaving it off for a few minutes.the place it back. try this several times. if that does not re program the computer. you may have to replace the sensor.

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Is the engine cranking over? Or is the clicking you described all that happens? If the engine is turning over, the first thing you want to make sure of is that you all your connectors plugged back in and that you have spark at the spark plugs.
If the engine is not turning over and you only hear a clicking sound, recharge your battery or replace it and go from there.
Post what you find out so we can go further.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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