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My 2001 Mitsubishi Galant shut down while driving on the highway.

I still had power for the lights and radio, but car would not turn over to start.
Had to have AAA tow the car to a local shop (not Misubishi).  They are telling me it is a bad crankshaft and they need to take apart the timing belt to get at it?

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    my 2003 mitsubishi galant shut down on me as well when i was driving. but my husband seems to think that there isnt enough pressure built up to send gas to it so it will not start now. tryed a new fuel pump still wouldnt work tryed a new IAC motor still wouldnt work so everyone is saying its the computer in it gone bad but i just dont know. Someone please help!!!!

  • dan_dnowak Jan 31, 2009

    I got it repaired.  It was a bad crank sensor.  Cost about $450 parts and labor.  Car is drivig fine again.


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It is possible that the self starter is damaged cause i had that same problem once and after changing it worked just fine

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Remove computer , take to TV repair shop and ask them to replace electrolityc capacitors .
There is 3 of them . All should be renewed .
For good quality stuff they should charge you max $ 15 .00 plus service fee.
Problem is , that this caps are design to work for max 5 years .
Hope that will make your car running .One of the cars I fixed was cutting off when driven ,
very dangerous - no brakes , no steering .Other will not start at all - sometimes .
Sometimes will start after 5 minutes or next morning .This is cheap and should be done anyway.

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