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I have a 2001 Eclipse that was running fine and 10 minutes later when I went to take off it would not turn over. There is power and when I turn the key there is no draw on it. I don't know if the starter just went completely or what it is. Can someone please help?

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Try putting it neutral, if it starts, the neutral safety switch is suspect. If it won't start go back to park, hold the key in the "start" position and slowly move thru the gears, if it clicks at any point (even between positions) go back to that spot. Again the neutral switch. I always do this before I break out with the test equipment. But make sure the emergency brake is set and stand on the brake pedal! Just in case it starts in gear

Posted on Oct 14, 2013

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SOURCE: 1996 eclipse spyder runs for a few minutes then stops

Check maf sensor and throttle body, intake leaks downstream of the maf. Could also be a clogged injector or fuel filter. If you have some carbon buildup a can of Seafoam in the gastank will help. Also would be a possible failing throttle position sensor
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Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 mitsubishi eclipse that just clicks

Most likely it will be your alternator that is giving you a problem. Once you jump start the vehicle it has enough power to run for a short time but will not restart. The starter requires a large amount of power that is not available in a low charged battery, that is why the car will not start. A quick check for the alternator is once the engine is running turn the head lights on and reve the engine slightly above idle. If the lights get brighter the alternator is charging, if they don't then the alternator is not charging and you have solved your problem.
If you have a volt meter you can also test the charging voltage at the battery posts. It should range frol 13,8 volts to 14.6 volts on the D.C. scale of your meter.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: My daughter was driving her 08 Eclipse, it just

Usually when the starter won't engage, it is because of a misalignment of the teeth in the flywheel. Sometimes just turning the engine over by hand, a quarter turn or less even, allows it to start up just fine. If not, then it is probably the starter. Although it really is too new to need one yet. It should all be under warranty anyway.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Eclipse,car will not start.

Most likely a ignition / ignition switch problem

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SOURCE: I insert key and turn

run a hot wire from the battery pos terminal to the small wire on the starter motor and see if it turns over then .

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