Question about 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer
Car started smelling like rotten eggs and started bogging down. Was losing power, changed cat conv, also found that alt was bad putting out 18v, changed that and put in new battery also. Now the charging system still not working and can't communicate with PCM.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi there are few things that you have not check that can cause this problem,cap and rotor , pick up coil regular coil ,fuse (start with the less expensives) good luck
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
your very correct it is the Security System. The only way to fix this is have it towed to the dealer and have them reprogram the key to the car. its simnple and quick and should cost under $100
Posted on Apr 14, 2010
You need to check the charging system. Take a volt OHM meter and go to the positive and then the negative posts. It will tell you how many volts it is putting out. If it is not charging at least 13.9 volts, then you bought a faulty alternator. If the alternator is good then check the belts to make sure they are tight enough. When you push on the belt at about 3 inches from the alternator it should not give more than 1/4 to 1/2 inch. If it does move more, then tighten the belts. If it is a V belt, just tighten the alternator. If a serpentine belt, check the belt tensioner and belt routing to make sure it is on right. The diagram should be under the hood.
Posted on Nov 16, 2010
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