Question about Mitsubishi Cars & Trucks
Ignition starter switch
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I have both a Stealth, and a 3000GT, so I guess you could say that know a bit about the platform. this sounds like one of three possible things.
If the starter solenoid isn't even clicking, I am leaning heavily towards either a completely disconnected trigger wire, or a bad starter. If it is clicking, then it is most likely click click start
click click start occurs because Mitsu, in their infinite wisdom put a wire to the starter (the trigger wire) which was BARELY sized large enough to carry enough current to activate the solenoid on the starter, over time, and corrosion, the wire becomes too thin to carry enough current, so it does not fully engage the solenoid... the solution is to install a relay at the starter so the trigger wire closes the circuit in the relay from the hot power side of the relay to the trigger. The hot power side of the relay is ALWAYS on, and the wire is big enough to carry enough amperage. Thats the way I did it, you can also put the relay up by the battery, here are instructions for doing it this way, personally, I like the relay down tie-wrapped to the starter myself.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
The easiest way to check and see if it is the ignition switch or relay is to find the small stator wire on the starter not the one from the battery but the small one on the side of it on starter turn the key on and see if it is sending power to that wire if it is then the ignition switch and relay are good. Also check and make sure you are getting a full 12 volts on the battery cable to the starter and to the stator wire when switch is on. If you are not getting the full 12 volts or nothing at all then the switch is bad. But is could also be in the computer friend has a 92 dakota that was doing the same thing and his computer was bad.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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The key switch went bad in my 88 Honda DX.I found out the problem quite by accident.Try playing with the switch very carefully and see if it will start for you! Yes the engine will spin buy it will not feed the coil so it will start.Good Luck!
Posted on Mar 22, 2010
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