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Can't get my 2001 eclipse to start after an overheat

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Can't get my 2001 eclipse to start after an overheat
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site, I will be happy to assist you today.

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Does the engine turn?

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Do you know what the compression is?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It does turn over even feel compression against starter
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

Actually, the compression in the cylinders, (in pounds per square inch). Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know that but I can feel the compression build as the starter is engaged
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also can smell has so I know it making it up to fuel injectors
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

Let's assume that the compression is good, or enough to ignite the air/fuel mixture. Is there spark to the plugs? And fuel pressure/pulse?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have not checked spark. It is broke down 20 miles down the road
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

I see, thanks. It would be really hard, if not impossible to say why it is not starting without knowing, fuel, spark and compression. Normally if they get very hot and sometimes shut off, the cylinders get scored and lower the compression though, (happened to me one time)

Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

So, what did you find out?