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Replaced headgasket now car wont start.

I replaced the headgasket on a 2001 mitsubishi eclipse 2.4. now the car sounds like it wants to start but it wont completely crank over. Am I missing something? need help

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  • bellamami_89 Feb 01, 2009

    yes i did. it overheated and i had to replace the headgasket. i had the head shaved @ a machine shop. dont know what else would be wrong

  • bellamami_89 Feb 01, 2009

    yes i checked the car a million times to make sure everything is plugged, tighten etc. the car is getting spark. it does have a crank angle sensor. me and my father aren't sure if the car is getting good compression. theres not a lot of air sucking into the car from the intake manifold, im afraid the pistons are shot and its going to need a new motor all together. any ideas??

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    4.3 liter, Head gasket, now it won't start

  • Vince May 11, 2010

    Could be a few things, check youve plugged everything in before you start taking things to bits again, Do you have a crank angle sensor on those eclipse? we dont get the mitsubishi eclipse over here in NZ.Are you getting spark?

  • Gary Loney
    Gary Loney May 11, 2010

    did you tighten the head bolt to the required tightness?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    It getting fire and gas it act like it want to crank but it want



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Hello, looking at the response from my colleagues I feel possibly they and you are looking in the wrong area.
You say it won't completely crank over? I hope you mean turn over manually by rotating the crankshaft pulley with a knuckle bar and not trying to turn over on the key?
Whenever I do a cambelt or head/gasket change to make certain I've got the cam timing correct I rotate the engine through 360 degrees to make sure! if it isn't correct the pistons will hit the valves and not Crank over completely as you put it.
So I would see if the timing mark on the Crank pulley, cam and if diesel pump align correctly.
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