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03 ES stalled at a red light and won't start again. Needed a tow. it has 110,000k miles and otherwise hasn't had any similar problems. Checked the timing belt quickly and it's on and tight. The car's getting power from a new battery, but listening at the gas tank sounds like the fuel pump isn't even clicking when the car is started. Doesn't sound like a starter issue, either. Sparks appeared okay. Almost sounds electrical, like power is suddenly not getting to the fuel pump? There are issues with the front fuse box not connecting power to a few random fuses (a high light, a CD player console, etc.), but this isn't new. Fuel pump relays appear good, too. Ideas?

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  • MitsuBuffalo Apr 05, 2011

    Also, the code reader only says PO340, which is for a camshaft sensor position circuit malfunction and doing a spark plug test reveals that there is no spark.

  • MitsuBuffalo Apr 05, 2011

    Last update: Camshaft sensor circuits have a spark, so maybe the sensor itself is bad? Anyone have these problems with a Lancer? Anything else to consider before special ordering a part online that *might* be the problem?

  • MitsuBuffalo Apr 05, 2011

    Last update: Camshaft sensor circuits have a spark, so maybe the sensor itself is bad? Anyone have these problems with a Lancer? Anything else to consider before special ordering a part online that *might* be the problem?



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Is Fuse OK?How about a fuel filter.

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You are having fun !.....................NOT !!!

no 1....Check the fuel inertia switch has not been tripped ?

The problem has to be tied in with something you have done, as it was running till you put your hands on it.

Check back at the battery and make sure you have not pulled off a connection somewhere by mistake in the vicinity of the battery.

Check your fuses with a 12v test light !

Are you getting a spark at the plugs ?

Are you getting fuel pressure to the engine ?

Do you think your cam belt has decided to give up the ghost ? have you ever renewed it ?

Hopefully you have got it running by now ?

If not, try running through these thoughts.

Good Luck !

Please give a FixYa rating, if you think I deserve it !


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SOURCE: my 2000 mitsubishi galant es went dead, motor will turn over but

do you have spark? How do you know if your timing belt is good? sometimes it doesnt break just shed the teeth which could be missing under the crankshaft. The best way to check is to have two people. have one try to start the car and see if the camshaft is actually spinning. The crankshaft will always turn but if the teeth are gone on timing belt this would cause the belt to stay in one position not moving the camshaft. so if you can remove the upper timing belt cover and do this quick inspection with someone that will tell you for sure. if it does look like it is spinning then by hand turn engine very slowly with plug coil wires removed. and make sure teeth are all there. It couldve jumped timing. (valve timing)

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SOURCE: car turns slowly but just wont start

how do i change the timing belt on a 1995 2.0 eclipse

Posted on Jun 15, 2009


Harvey N Tawatao

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SOURCE: Where is the fuse & relay switch for the fuel pump located.

Locate the fuse box. Facing the engine, the box is located on the the right fender. The fuel pump fuse should be labeled, The fuel pump relay is Incorporated in the FI relay located under right center of dash. It is a metal relay usually bolted to the floor near the ecm. Good luck and hope this helps but first replace the the fuel filter since it's the easiest thing to do.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009


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SOURCE: colin asked: no power to fuel pump relay on mitsubishi 3000GT '93

look in the passenger side kick panel theres a relay there! and also under the driver seat! but if you are still having this problem its probably gona be a replace of fuelpump and relay inside the fuel tank

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

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