Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi,You specifically mentioned the "2 and 4" plugs and the "1 and 3" plugs. Are you sure you don't have your wires on incorrectly? The wires should be paired to the coils as 1 and 4 and 2 and 3.
Hmm. I'm a bit concerned about the two non-paired plugs not showing signs of firing more than anything, as since the coil is the only shared component between cylinders if they aren't paired incorrectly that would indicate two different issues going on potentially.The security system on this model will not stop the engine from running. All it can do is stop the starter from working, I assure you 110% unless you have an aftermarket alarm on there, there isn't any way the security system is affecting your ability to start up. It can only interrupt starter operation on the pre-2000 vehicles.I'm not sure what you are referring to regarding the green security light on this model... it is a 1998?
The timing is fixed.... even if you could manipulate it, you would be working against the computer as it adjusts the actual timing on the fly based off the fixed timing... essentially you would be trying to over compensate for a problem and the computer would try to correct the over compensation.Are none of the injectors firing or just two firing? Lets not go all over the place and deal with one situation at a time.... you said there is no fuel at the plug, and since that alone will prevent running there is no reason to go testing coils etc yet. The injectors.... all four are dead or are some firing and not others?
Thanks. Your comment about two plugs looking like they had run and two did not, as well as saying it sounded like it was going to start gave the implication that you had at least spark and partial fueling. That changes things dramatically if you have neither spark nor fuel.Please verify the Service Engine light is still doing a bulb test at key-on. If it is not, please use a scan tool or code reader to see if there is any communication with the computer (you can check codes too while there, but mostly we want to see if the computer is waking up for communication or not).
If you do have communication, of course check for codes first. Then unplug your crank sensor and verify you have one 12V and one 5v wire. If you do, plug it back in and back-probe the 5V wire then rotate the engine clockwise by hand and tell me what the behavior is of the voltage on that line.