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2003 mitsubishi lancer ignition problems

I have a 2003 mitsubishi lancer and its seem that when i try to start the car i have to push the key in really hard and turn it all the way hard and then car will start

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2003 mitsubishi lancer wont turn on right have to turn twice

I think you mean that the engine does not start first time you crank the starter. A common problem is a coil pack. If you car has a distributor, there's a coil pack inside it that is failing. Might also be the coolant temperature sensor that provides a signal to the engine computer.

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The most common cause for no crank is the neutral safety switch.
On automatic trans cars it keeps you from cranking the engine in drive or reverse. On manual trans cars you have to push the clutch in.
I would want to know if the starter is getting power from the key switch when the switch is in the start position.

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you will need to replace the ignition switch on this vehicle
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Ignition switch is the one you want. It contains the "contacts" that have separated from the housing.

The cylinder switch is only the key part and not the electrical contacts part.

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Hi i have a mitsubishi lancer 1.3 petrol 2006, i

wow ok i am from australia our lancers only come in a 2.0 or 2.4 i was shocked to see a 1.3 lancer
now with the key
every time you incert the key into the ignition it reads the key as there is a chip in the orignal keys so thatway the immobiliser knows thatit is safe for the car to start
if the cra can not read the key it will not let the car start evan if it is twisting to start etc
you need to go to mitsubishi and have them copy some new keys and let them reset the codes on the immobiliser if you try to do so your self it may trigger a cold shut down
this is when the immobiliser its self needs to be replaces as well as the keys
hopes this helps

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