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2001 eclipse cranks but wont start, pop starts easy.mechanic is stumped. Was weak starter, cranking slow, replaced it, ok for a few days, sometimes still cranked slow or needed to pop start, new battery. now cranks faster, normal even at first, but will not start with key. Push starts easy peasy. getting fuel for sure. was thinking ignition switch, i whacked it and wiggled key a little and got it to start 2 times after that with key. please help.

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Might be a bad ignition switch or wiring. May need to check both. Do you have any codes in the ECM ?

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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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Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Won't Start?

Could very well be a security system failure telling the computer that the vehicle is being stolen. I had the same issue with my jeep and there was a wire i had to ground out to bypass the alarm system. look into that

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: my 2000 eclipse wont start up all the way

I have the same problem on my 2002 Eclipse RS 2.4l 4 cylinder. Replaced the battery, starter, fuel pump(not at one time) . It started up when I had the starter put on as well the fuel pump. But everytime I started the car up it ran good till I turned it off the problem was still there. The car sounds like it wants to start but it sputters you can smell the gas so I know its getting fuel. it starts up fine with a cold start like in the morning.

Try getting a diagnostic thats what Im going to do next week.
good luck!!!

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Galant ES that wont start.

a clicking sound with a fully charged battery is the starter sitcking ............ which is located at the lower part of the motor where it meets the transmission, has 2 heavy power cables to it and is a clylinder shape

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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