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Category: Mitsubishi
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Car no longer runs after sitting few months.

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Car no longer runs after sitting for a few months.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
When you first turn the key on, are you seeing the Service Engine Soon light do its bulb test?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
after the key is in and in the on position
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.
Great.
Are you getting spark when you crank the engine (pulling a coil and spark plug out, then grounding the plug on the engine while cranking)?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No spark on all 6 cylinders.
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.
Thanks.
Please go to the crank sensor wire on the front of the engine and unplug it. With the key in On positions, measure for voltage between the battery negative terminal and each pin of the crank sensor harness connector. Let me know what the voltage is on each of the three wires.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Red/ green 5v
Brown 0v
Red 10vThat's with meter grounded to engine and positive wire in all plugs.
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.
Great.
There isn't anything new/different that happened with the keys since it has been sitting? Like perhaps you are using a different key now than you did in the past, or the head of the key is broken etc?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, the key is the same, not broken or anything.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Which fuses are for ignition and are there any control of spark?
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.
Great.
Please unplug one of the coils and check for voltage in the same manner at the connector and tell me if you have one pin with 12V (or ~10V, it sounds like your battery is a bit low).
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
None
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.
Thanks.
Please go to the in dash fuse panel and check the fuse circled below (go by location, not number just in case your numbering is different).
Verify the fuse is intact AND if there is power reaching/exiting it.

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