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I hit a pot hole and less than a minute later the car sputtered and died 1ts a 1996 eclips

The car has been having problems over revving also and now it wont start

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You probably have damaged the gas line a special line that links the pedal to the engine and you have damaged a spark plug and battery line in the car.

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SOURCE: car dies but it starts after 4 minutes or less

If the engine is failing that fast, it is because something is getting too hot, then it allows the engine to run once it cools off. I believe you might have been on the right track with the ignition coil, and would be looking at the spark plugs, myself. Let us know if you need anything else!

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SOURCE: 1996 Eclipse 2.0 starts but dies after warming up

Sound like a sensor problem, MAP or IAT sensor or coolant sensor. They all have to do with temperature. If you have a check engine light on it'll be easier just to have it scanned at an auto-parts store like Autozone. Then you can find out which sensor is responsible. In your vehicle I think the MAP (manifold absolute pressure) and the IAT (intake are temperature) are combined into one sensor. Have the car scanned at Autozone they do it for free. If no problem detected see which sensor is easiest to replace and do so. If you still have a problem replace the other sensor. After that if you still have a problem take it to a shop you might have a fuel problem or something more complicated. If you want more tips on troubleshooting the problem leave a post.

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SOURCE: changed the harmonic balancer car wont start

is the balancer in the correct position?
have you removed the crank angle sensor?

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SOURCE: 2003 mitsubishi eclips gt does not start have fuel but no spark

Crank sensor is dead get a new one have it replaced/ Cam sensor controls gas / Crank sensor controls Spark

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Testimonial: "thanks but i did change the crank sensor but still nothing i don't know what else i can do thank you for responding to my add"

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SOURCE: where is the automatic fuel shut off switch reset botton on a mitsubishi spider?

check fuses no impact switch on this car

Posted on Aug 02, 2012

Testimonial: "not sure what fuses to check all the ones that are in motor look good i think and the ones under dash look good was told it could be the fuel pump relay not to sure how to check that.Thank you for the still not running"

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did you have your fuel pump looked at! mine did the same thing ,had to replace tank, cause of small rust holes and fuel pump was bad. this cost ed me 850.00 to have fixed. hope you have better luck!


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