Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
The replacement of the starter and battery should not have caused any issues with the anti theft operation unless you have some sort of aftermarket alarm added on. There is no way to bypass the factory system either.What exactly is occurring with the vehicle? Is it cranking but not starting, or is it not cranking either?
Does the shop that has it have a full functions can tool to scan for trouble codes in all systems (specifically the WCM system in addition to the engine system)?
Thanks.I'm not completely sold on it being a anti theft issue, mainly because you would be getting a notification in the dash if that were the case.This may sound silly.... but considering that the starter was just replaced, is it possible they got the compressor clutch connector and starter connector reversed? The two connectors are identical and can be swapped backwards, and they are right next to each other.
Yes..... this is a 2009 right, with the center display between the speedometer and tachometer?
Thanks.if you had an anti theft issue causing the car to not start you should have an error on the center display either showing "key not detected" if you have the wireless key system, or a picture of a car with a pad lock over it if you have the standard key system.Being a 2009 it does have the two reversible connectors on it I mentioned before.... if nothing else changed, I would be likely to expect that the connectors got reversed (and when you turn the key to Start it is sending power to the compressor connector instead).
If they are not reversed, then we would want to see if there is power reaching the starter when the key is turned.... on the small signal wire you should have 12V when the key is turned. If you do, then the problem will be starter or battery related (problem with either, or the cables between). If you do not have power there, then we would need to do a more investigative look at the system with a proper dealer-level scan tool to see what is going on.... lack of signal there would indicate a potential security issue (though again it would be unlikely without a message on the screen), or a problem with the ignition switch/wiring to the relay panel etc. These are all terribly unlikely though.... we don't really see any problems to speak of on this model apart from occasional starter failures. We do see some off and on issues with aftermarket starters sometimes not working on this model... its about a 50/50 consideration though, not completely widespread.
You're welcome, good luck!