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I believe my anti theft got set pff and now my car wont

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I believe my anti theft got set pff and now my car wont start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: We just replaced the battery..oem..and ac coil this week.
JA: What is the model/year of your Mitsubishi?
Customer: 2012 eclipse Mt husband was messing with it i was wondering if he coyld have triggered it. It started fine yesterday and alarm went off this morning and now wont start..or i should say turn over.
JA: Are you fixing your Eclipse yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I replaced the oem and battery becuase it corroded while i was gone for a few months and my husband say the ac coil was staying closed so my battery kept dying
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It almost sounds like no gas or something it getting thru..its trying to start..lights every thing working fine
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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Expert:  peterpete190 replied 1 month ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Do you see a theft or security light staying on on the dash at all or flashing at all when you try and start it and when it will not start you let go of the key (not turning it back any)?

Have you tried anything to disable the alarm and see if it starts?

Let me know,thanks Pete

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I will check the light now. And i let go of the key it does not start
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Which light specifically should i be looking for?
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 1 month ago.

O.k.,let me know if you see a theft or security light on the dash near the gauges.It should say something like theft or anti theft or security or be a picture of a can with a lock across it.

Thanks Pete

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No that is not there
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 1 month ago.

O.k.,if you lock and unlock the doors with the key or remote does it start and run then at all?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Im thinking it must be something engine wise
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 1 month ago.

O.k.,can you tell me all that was messed with or repaired/corrected before this issue occurred?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The battery was corroded and same the with oem and the oem fuse had blown so we replaced both. Had it running. Then we realized that the AC coil relay was getting stuck closed so we replaced that. It started just fine last night but not today
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry for the time delay in messaging. I had to step a way for a minute.
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 1 month ago.

Have you double checked to make sure the replacement battery isnt dead now?

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