Question about Mitsubishi Cars & Trucks
My car was looked at Goodyear and they did tests on it, 'Check Battery, Cranking and Charging System', 'Wheel Balance and Computer Scan' and after they told me everything was fine. I had my car towed there after it would not start. The first time I jumped it, it worked. Then it did not work again and was completely dead. They said when my car arrived this morning by a tow truck (after trying to jump it for an hour) that it turned on fine. Once I picked up the car it started and my second time trying to turn it on it was completely dead. When I tried to jump it nothing happened, the lights didnt turn on and it was completely dead. The only thing that happened was when I opened and closed the door, the lights would turn on and then when I attempted to start it, it was completely dead again not even with the lights staying on. Does anyone have any idea what this could be since mechanics said nothing was even wrong?? I appreciate greatly any feedback,
This may sound funny but I had the same problem on a Ford Escort once. After replacing the battery, solenoid, and alternator someone told me to check the positive battery cable by peeling back a little of the wire cover right behind the battery connector and see if it was copper colored or white/green. It was white. I replaced this $6 part after spending countless hours and $150 and it solved the problem.
Posted on Jan 12, 2013
Sound like battery has dead cell shorted plate have battery charged load test see what happens.
Posted on Jan 12, 2013
This doesn't sound good at all. if you couldn't jump start it within a few minutes, you should have stopped right there. maybe you were jumpping the car wrong, from doing so, you may have fried the computer, that rounds your entire engine. try installing a new battery, if any codes were stored in the computer, clear them out. some times just removing the battery cables for a few minutes will do this . sometimes not. try to start the engine. donot jump start, see if will start on its own. if not, seek professional help, keep blaming goodyear until you get results !!!!!!
Posted on Jan 12, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you are right, some Honda's have a radio code, most of the time on the radio chassis itself, but like my sisters she had to gone online and give them her VIN and they sent her the code
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
SOURCE: 1996 tahoe won't start
double check battery under load and verify it will hold for 10 seconds without dropping out under 10.5 volts , very possible there is a draw somewhere , check this by pulling fuses one by one with amp meter connected until you see maybe .3 volts .1 volt is normal
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Could be bad battery or Somthing going on with the main fuse box. Another thing to check is your ground wires. If they are loose, you can not complete the circut.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
You could try tapping the starter and/or having it checked by a mechanic. If the vehicle is starting once in a while, have a mechanic check the Crank Shaft Position Sensor located on the Intake Manifold under an aluminum bracket. The wire to the sensor leads towards the throttle body. the connector at the throttle body is blue. This sensor is notorious for giving out gradually. If this is the problem, seriously replace it as the vehicle could die when driving (i've heard, but don't quote me on that). I owned a 2001 9-3 turbo and the same thing would happen until it no longer cranked. I replaced it when i researched the issue on the internet. The car turned on as soon as i replaced it 8) and did not have the same problem again.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
Try grounding the engine, they may have moved, removed, or broken the ground straps.
Take a jumper cable from the black(NEG) post to a bolt or clean piece of metal on the the engine.
And see if it starts.
Also check the connection at the starter, in case they had it disconnected during the repair.
Hope this helps.
Posted on May 09, 2009
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