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How to change starter on 96 mitsubishi eclipse gsx 2 l turbo

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SOURCE: crankshaft position sensor location

Hello. One way to check if it is working is when you try to start the car does the needle move on you tac? If not then your crank sensor is more then likely the problem. It is located on the backside of the engine under the intake manifold. If is in about the center of the block. There will be a 10mm bolt holding the sensor in. If you decide to change it yourself (not to terrible of a job) unplug the sensor, remove the bolt and spin it back and forth slightly while pulling it out. It may be stoburn and you might have to work at it for a little bit (not a done of room) but it will come. When it's out the sensor will be shaped kind of like an L. I have changed a few of these over time and they can be a little stoburn. To install just reverse the process.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 96 mistubishi eclipse with 2.0 non turbo

Tests/Procedures: 1. Check the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP) and Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) signals with a lab scope.

2. Check the wiring and connections at the CKP and CMP sensor. Potential Causes: Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP)
Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP)
Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: where to find/ and how to change the starter on my Eclipse...

I understand your situation, and commend you for taking the task on, even though it's mostly a 'Have to', situation. (Many people have become mechanics, from this same type of scenario)

It won't be easy to explain on 'paper', but I'll try my best.
1.Disconnect the Negative battery cable. (The Black one. No insult to your intelligence intended) Wash your hands immediately, and well. Do not touch your clothes, face, or eyes before you wash your hands. Batteries leak battery acid, (Sulfuric), and you won't see it.
It can burn your eyes, and eat holes in your clothes.

2.Vehicle on a hard, flat, level surface. Emergency brake ON.

3.At this time, it would be best to have a repair manual for this task. Since money is an object, you may want to look at a free repair manual on, for your 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

4.Go to
To view their repair guides you have to become a member. (No advertising, email, phone calls, or other junk, becomes of becoming a member. I am not advertising for them, it's just a reference site for referring someone to an auto repair guide)

On the top right of the homepage you will see -> Become a member. Click on it. Fill out the information however you want, but you need a good email address. After you are done you are instantly a member.

Go to the homepage again. Click on -> LOG IN, this time. Use your Username and password you set. Go to the Left, and click on -> Manage My Vehicles
On this page go down to the right, and click on -> Add a Vehicle, in the orange 'button'.
Now click on,
1.The year
4.Size of engine you have. (2.2 Liter, 4 cylinder, Or, 3.0 Liter 6 Cylinder. If you don't know look under the hood, or on the radiator support. There should be an -> Emissions label)
5.Now under the Select a Category heading, go down and click on -> Vehicle Repair Guides.
6.On this page click on ->Engine Electrical, to the right.
7.On this page click on ->Starting System, at the bottom of the list.
8.On this page click on ->Starter, at the bottom of the list.

You will know see photos, as well as information, for removal and installation of your starter. You can click on Enlarge for the photos.

There are components that you have to remove, before you can get to the starter itself.
They are detailed out in the information.

Viewing your car from the front, your starter is on the right side at the back, down towards the bottom. You will remove a Nut, and washer, then a thick wire cable. (Left side, or towards the engine side. Turn the nut to the Left to loosen) ) Keep the Nut, and Washer. You don't need to turn them in, when you turn in the old starter as a core. (If you lose either one, you have a spare!)
You will also wiggle that top flat connector off. Wiggle it side to side, while pulling it off.

(My Bad! The photos won't enlarge. There seems to be no Figure number. You can still use the photos for reference, though)

The second photo down has white arrows that show you the location of the Starter bolts. There are two. (Turn to the left to loosen)

The starter is fairly heavy. It comes out straight towards you. Watch it as it's a knuckle buster, and finger pincher!

Re-installation is a reversal of this steps, and there is information on this page.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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if it's broken off just to the inside of the ignition, try using two sewing needles. use them like prybars one on each side. even try a strong magnet. duct tape pushed into the lock to the key might even work. if know one knows but you and you can still start and lock and unlock the car why worry.

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Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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I have a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gs non turbo that has a water outlet that has been pitted and needs replacing. I cannot find the outlet for the non-turbo. Any suggestions?

Your problem is most likely because you are describing your vehicle as a "Gs". The only similar listings in the catalog are for a "GSX". (The parts counter person probably has no clue that there is a difference) The GSX is only built in a turbo version, therefore you will not find a water outlet for the non-turbo simply does not exist.

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Change the engine computer

before i start to explain how to replace this i cant stress this enough MAKE SURE THAT IS THE RIGHT COMPUTER FOR THAT ECLIPSE. the 95 non turbo eclipse has a different computer from the 96 to 99. and the gst and the gsx computers are different from eachother. the gst and the gsx computers are also different from the 95 and the 96-99 non turbo eclipses. when you get the computer i would bring your vin number to any local parts store or the dealer and they should know what to do with it. now that that is said. which computer do you need replaced. if your talking about the one inside the car it is located under the center console right behind the e-brake. removing that can be a challenge due to the several bolts that holds it on. you can use a phillips head screw driver but i wouldnt recommend it. i believe it is a 10mm socket that they will fix. after you get that off i would disconnect your battery. wait a few minutes than ground yourself out to the bracket holding the shift bar on(just grab ahold of it) after that is said and done there should be 4 bolts holding it on. (i believe 10mm cant remember) and a clip with several wires going to it. before installing. clean up the area around where the computer sat. remove any dirt or anything that may be there. check the clip that plugs into it for any damage, broken or burn wires, or if the plastic clip in itself is damaged. if not the dealer would be the only place to replace this at and i would strongly recommend a garage putting it in. if all is good installation is the opposite of removal. after you get everything together turn the car to the on possition with out starting the motor and let it sit for about 10 min. this will allow that computer to learn the way your car is set up. after that you should be able to start the motor with out a problem.
if you want the computer under the hood than its simple disconnect 1 or 2 clips and 3 to 4 bolts holding it on. inspect everything before installing the new computer along with cleaning up and dirt or rust in the area. and do the same process i explained about the other computer

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