Question about 1992 Eagle Summit
I am currently working a similar problem on a 92. I narrowed it down to the ignition switch assembly. This is a Mitsubishi with an Eagle/Chrysler plate on it - and the older Mits suffer from this. Try this, its not too complicated. Remove the steering column covers to and bottom. This will expose the ignition switch and rear connector. Remove the connector (white with 6 or 7 wires) from the back of the ignition switch. Now try turning the center with a small screwdriver. If it starts, then its the same issue I have - but its not likely that its the switch you pulled that is bad. What seems to happens with these is that the actual ignition tumbler (where the key goes) that turns what you are turning with the screwdriver wears out. When this happens it does not turn the switch all the way to the "start" contact. While I look for a replacement, I rigged it with a filler on the pin that goes into the plastic you turn – like some plastic tubing. This seems to work for a while, But the correct way to fix this is to replace the tumbler assembly. That’s the tough part finding it.
Hoe this helps - it worked for my friend’s car and for the newer Mitsubishi Gallant with almost identical parts. We're looking for the part now.
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
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