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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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 AutoZone.com, for your 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
4.Go to AutoZone.com
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,
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
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.
Also can review this TIPS GUIDE
I hope helped you (remember rated this help) Good luck.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
hope this helps
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
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