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Car wont crank unless pop-started.

After the car is pop-started and runs for a few and cut back off it will not crank again.. replaced altenator. any ideas?? i have an alarm that i recently stripped out. seems like ive checked everything except the asd relay and the starter.

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This procedure usually works:
·Check the battery cable connections:
Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine. Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter.

·Check the battery the simple way, like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.

·Check the starter and solenoid:
If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's pinion gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck pinion gear.
·Make a simple test of the alternator:
If you can, somehow get the engine running, measure the voltage at the battery. It should be at least 13.6 volts to properly charge the battery.

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I would have that starter tested. It could be intermittently engaging and disengaging. This can happen to the starter drive. I`m not sure why it cuts out after you jump start it,since the alternator takes over after cranking the engine. Unless the starter drive is sticking. My other thoughts are on a fuel pump problem.Or fuel problem period such as an obstruction of gas getting to the engine. Fuel filter maybe or fuel pump relay!

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

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SOURCE: 1992 lancer gsr 1.8 dohc turbo. 4g93t eng cd5a chassis. start trouble shoot

9.3 is a really dead battery - replace it and check the alternator. I have seen them go bad with no dash indication. As to the oil being black, you may have worn piston rings, and probably need an engine re-build. Worn rings allow the exhaust of the engine contaminate the oil - you should also see increased oil consumption due to the vapors exiting via the PCV valve and being burned in the engine.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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I had this same issue a few years back with my 2000 MItsubishi Eclipse. I was told the starter relay needed to be switched out. It has happened more than once, so I keep an extra starter relay in my car so I can switch them out if needed. It had also looked as if the starter relay had melted.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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SOURCE: wwher is the fuel pump relay fuse located?

there are two fuse locations, under the dash by your left foot, and under the hood behind the passenger side headlight.

Your question is really NOT that easy to answer, there is no stock location for a "fuel pump relay" fuse, the fuel pump is powered by power coming from the MFI relay.

Fuse #1 under the hood supports the MFI relay as do fuses 1 and 12 under the dash. Check all three.

There are reasons a fuel pump won't start that are not related to the fuse... if you check them and determine that the fuses are not blown, with the ignition turned to the on position, try powering the fuel pump test jack, if your fuel pump comes on, it is something else (probably a bad cam/crank sensor)

To power the test jack, run a test wire from the positive terminal of the battery to the connector stuffed down behind the passenger side strut tower between the strut tower and the fire wall. It should be a black connector connected to a single black wire with a BLUE stripe. There will be three connectors bundled together, a black one, a blue one, and a round brown one (the round one is for setting timing and the blue is for setting idle, do NOT mess with them)

When you power the test connector, the fuel pump should come on, regardless of the MFI relay or the fuses... if it does not, you need a new fuel pump.

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Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 03 lancer

The problem is with the wire that connects to the starter's solenoid; it is supposed to lock, once it is connected to the solenoid terminal; the connector becomes brittle and breaks, and it looks and fels like it is connected, but it is not. Replace the connector (0.50 cents) and you are done!

Posted on Nov 21, 2010

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SOURCE: My car died on the way home and won't start. I

The fuel pump relay is under the hood close to the battery (having to be generic here because depending on the engine size battery could be on left or right) in a black box with printed nomeclature about what is inside.(fuses,relays, etc.)

If it stopped very suddenly, might well be relay.. I fit fizzeled to a stop, the fuel pump may have failed..

Posted on Nov 30, 2010

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