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2002 Mitsubishi Galant Acting funny

ronaldm1ronaldm1 Member Posts: 13
edited September 2016 in Mitsubishi
I have a 2002 Galant ES and recently its been not wanting to start after its warmed up turns over fine tries to start but its like theres no spark then after a few min ( about 15 or so) it will start fine. Whats up with that.


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    You'll have to run some tests while the problem is happening.

    Do a scan and see if any codes are present. If there are no hints there, then test for spark and for fuel pressure and see what is getting "lost" during the crank/no start episode.

    You could try to squirt some starting fluid into the air cleaner. If it starts right up for a few seconds then you have a fuel delivery issue. If it still doesn't start, then it's probably a spark issue.

    With the spark fading in and out like a ghost, something like a bad crank sensor is at least a fair guess. But there are other possibilities---lots of them.

  • ronaldm1ronaldm1 Member Posts: 13
    ok thanks I'll try those
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