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I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. Yesterday I started it with no problem to go somewhere.. a mile up the road it just stopped running. I had full power as far as electrical, (lights, radio, etc.) But I't wouldn't run. I put in park and tried to start it back up and it tries to start but won't fire up. Today I checked the motor and there's oil in the sparkplug chamber. I put gas in the tank, thinking maybe my gauge stuck and I was outta gas. I checked fuses. The only problem I found was the oil in the sparkplug chamber. Any advice? I have to get it running again. I can do the labor just need ideas on what the problem may be.

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Fuel pump can be the problem you should hear the fuel pump motor run pull back seat off and listen for the fuel pump located under access panel motor will only run while your cranking the engine.if no sound is heard might consider checking fuse or relay.coil packs also can fail you can simply check for spark using a screwdriver and have someone turn the engine,oil in spark plug cavity are seals that are worn normally comes with the valve cover gasket set.

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I agree with Cameron, it seems as that would be the problem.Or problems,It may have bent the valves.

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If it utterly stopped working instantly, maybe the timing belt popped. If so, galants are interferance engines and itll need to be replaced because a piston would have rammed some valves. If it sputtered and just sounded like it kind of choked, might want to see if the fuel pump died

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Just go under you hood and chang out the fuse for the fuel. When I had the problem i changed it out and it cost me $4.00 not sure where you location is so you might spend me but not much more I would think.

the left side there is a fuse fuel pump relay and on the right there is one called fuel system.
When I had the problem my ford explore would help its self when it wanted to start. Well I have kids that I have not time to Way for. Have a great time and hope that you have every thing work out let me know if It works.
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Have a 2001 chev and it does the same thing. It is a common problem. It is a faulty in tank sender, not the fuel pump. You can just replace the sending unit by removing tank. If you want more information please get back to me.

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SOURCE: 2001 Galant..Shut off while parked and not it won't start!

That sound you hear, does it sound like it is coming from the back of the car, fuel tank? This is most likely the fuel pump starting up. I would still have your fuel pressure checked, if too low you'll have issues. If fuel pressure is good it most likely has to do with the electronics; does it have spark? Remove a spark plug lead and check while cranking the engine over. Also it is possible the timing belt failed, remove a dust cover off the cam, crank over and be certain it rotates. My gut says you have an electrical issue, such as cam or crank sensor. You'll need to check cseveral items to confirm.
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