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I have a 1992 mitsubishi montero. Spark is weak but there. Will not start even using starting fluid. No fire at all.

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My thoughts are ignitor (coil) going out or grounding out, V-6 may have multiple ignitors and if one goes the rest can't compensate. Dealt with this on a Diamante my mother owned some time ago...

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank-you.Where are the other ignitors? I know where one is but not the others ignitor"

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    Michael Kent Oct 02, 2010

    If you have multiple ignitors they are usually grouped together, thought I should clarify...



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Check for spark.. pull one spark plug out set it on bare metal(away from cyl hole fuel could light from spark) turn vehicle over and look for spark should be a nice lightning bolt looking spark... blue spark is weak spark.. and see if it's getting spark...,, if not,,."try new plugs.,wires,distributor cap&rotor " also first.spray a little starting fluid down the injection system turn it over and see if it fires.if it does then it's a fuel issue prob not electrical... try that.hope it helps

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I turned mine off and now it wont start, turns over but wont start

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92 Mitsubishi montero uses coils

The coils get power from the ecm. I would check all the ground wires between the body and the engine. Even if you just add a few. Take a wire around the same gauge as a lead cord, put two ring terminals on it and use some of the screws like a bracket hold down bolt on the firewall and a bracket on the engine. Make sure you clean the paint off of the area the wires will be contacting to make a good connection. If that doesn't help, you may have a bad ecm sending too much voltage to the coils.

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My 1990 montero will tun over but will not start. i

check for spark and gas by trying to spray starting fluid into the intake and trying to start it. If it starts and runs for a few seconds, then it's a bad fuel delivery system or possible fuel pump.

Sep 18, 2010 | 1990 Mitsubishi Montero

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My 1990 Mitsubishi Montero Sport will crank but will not start. I tried to use starting fluid through the air filter shaft but the car still won't start. The car has been stalling before when I am idle and...

Given the year of the Montero I expect the ECU has failed or the component within the distributor which tells the ECU when to send a spark. Check for spark or fuel injector pulse. To check fuel injector pulse rent NOID lights from auto parts store. If no pulse I expect the Distributor if no fuel I expect the ECU
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Aug 20, 2010 | 1990 Mitsubishi Montero

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92 montero, sitting still idling and the idle changed then engine died. will not even try to fire now. I have spark at the coil wire and tried priming with gas. does not even pop. could it be the crank...

Hi, you need to ground pin 1 of diagnostic pin, turn the engine to on and watch check engine light. It will flash a code (long long short short short = 23). The code will tell where the problem may be.

Aug 10, 2010 | 1992 Mitsubishi Montero

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1990 Mitsubishi Montero... Will not turn over


No worries. I think you may be finding it difficult to explain whats happening without being familiar with the terminology. That can be frustrating for both of us.

For example:
  • Turning over - the spinning of the engine by the starter prior to the engine actually starting. Not turning over implies a bad starter or dead battery.
  • Getting Spark - each plug is firing at the proper time, implies the ignition system,which includes the coil, distributor, cap, rotor, plugs and wires are working.
I don't think thats what you were trying to say though. So lets try again.

Why don't you put it in your own words? I can help a bit with a few questions.

  1. What happens when you turn the key? Does the engine turn over? Make a clicking sound? Just sit there doing nothing?
  2. If the engine turns over, is it strongly? weakly?
  3. Does the engine seem like its trying to start? Or just spin?
  4. What prompted the spark comment? Did someone check? Describe.
  5. Can you smell gas? Is there gas in it?
  6. Has any other event, no matter how seemingly unrelated occurred to the vehicle lately?
  7. If the spark plugs are new, who replaced them? A pro?
  8. While trying to start it, does it backfire?
Please comment back or repost with answers to these questions

Believe me, with one exception, we are able to understand what you are trying to tell us. That exception is when you use terminology that means one thing to describe another thing. It throws us off.


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Will not start when cold

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