Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi repair problems? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 2001 Diamante LS and I am trying to diagnose some…

Customer Question
Hi, I have a 2001...
Hi, I have a 2001 Diamante LS and I am trying to diagnose some electrical issues that all cropped up about the same time. First, my wipers stopped working, then about a week later the alarm would trigger by itself after locking the doors with the interior switch and leaving the car. This would happen about 2-3 minutes after setting the lock and closing the door. The temporary solution was to leave the doors unlocked. This would not trigger the alarm. Last thing is that about a week later I had trouble with the ignition switch not wanting to turn the engine over. This problem grew and now it won't start. I'm pretty sure the last bit is just the battery being drained dead by something. I haven't had time to look into it until now. Thanks for your time, any help is appreciated.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Mitsubishi
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Answered in 6 hours by:
2/13/2016
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
Doug
Doug, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
Satisfied Customers: 8,659
Experience: Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician
Verified

Hi,

Having multiple issues all revolving around the timing control module (ETACS) certainly makes things look really suspicious for it.

The ETACS (Electronic Timing and Alarm Control System) manages everything that involves timing/counting... wipers (for delay operation), the alarm (arm delay), defogger, etc.

Having wipers fail and the alarm malfunctioning in close proximity to each other is a big flag. I would probably be leaning toward an ETACS module at that point, once the basics are ruled out. I would want to double check ALL fuses, both in dash and under hood first of course. If the fuses are all intact, then I would want to do inspections on the wiper motor... checking for power, if a full scan tool was available trying to manually run it as well as testing the wiper switch inputs etc. If nothing stood out, then I would consider the ETACS the most likely failure point.

With regard to the hard starting... make sure you are charged up like you mentioned; if the battery is charged and you are getting nothing under the hood when you turn the key, odds are the ignition switch has failed... they fail a lot on these cars. Sometimes you can verify this by attempting to turn the key farther than normal and you will suddenly get starter operation. This is not a rule, but when it works it is pretty much 100% confirmation of the ignition switch being bad. More involved testing can be done by checking the output voltage on the switch, and tracing the power to the starter signal wire, etc. Before getting that involved though, charge the battery up. If you are having ETACS issues it will run the battery down and you may just not have enough juice left to do anything.

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a mitsubishi mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Doug Your Own Question
Doug
Doug
Doug, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
Satisfied Customers: 8,659
8,659 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician

Doug is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Doug

Doug

ASE Certified Technician

8,659 satisfied customers

Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

317 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech 15+ years

Jake

Jake

Automotive Technician

213 satisfied customers

Experienced collision repair technician, Pulaski Tech graduate and DSM hobbyist.

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ase master

209 satisfied customers

30 yrs foriegn and domestic, gas and diesel

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

206 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mitsubishi Mechanic

104 satisfied customers

17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.

AMD

AMD

Master Technician

48 satisfied customers

L1 Advanced Level Diagnostics Specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Mitsubishi Questions
1999 Mitsubishi Diamante: Alarm goes off unexpectedly when I
1999 Mitsubishi Diamante: Alarm goes off unexpectedly when I leave the car parked outside. I can stop it with the fob or the key but it is annoying to have it go off when I am away from the car. I wou… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
I have a 2002 mitsubishi montero and i seem to be having
hello! i have a 2002 mitsubishi montero and i seem to be having alarm issues. the alarm goes off whenever a door is opened. it's a used car so i don't have any key fobs for the car. REALLY not sure wh… read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
My name is ***** *****. I want to permanently disable my
HI Doug, my name is ***** *****. I want to permanently disable my 2001 Montero Sport stock alarm. how do i do it? … read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
Pear, I had a 2003 Outlander, and I want to remove the alarm
Hi Pear, I had a 2003 Outlander, and I want to remove the alarm fuse; I try to shut it off as usual by turn the door key and door the door but this time it didn't work. So I had to remove the battery … read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
2003 Galant GTZ alarm is going off. Tried putting key in
2003 Galant GTZ alarm is going off. Tried putting key in driver door and locking / unlocking.… read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS: i bought a 2004 mitsubishi eclipse
i bought a 2004 mitsubishi eclipse spyder at a auction.had to be jumped off to get it home.... when i put a new battery in it when i connect the cables to the battery the alarm goes off and and stays … read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
Mitsubishi Eclipse GT: Doug I have a eclipse 2003 and have
Doug I have a eclipse 2003 and have the same problem. I opened the door but all look fine. I replaced the door open switch and replaced the starter but still can not start the car. I tested the batter… read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
Mitsubishi Diamante ES: I have a 1998 mitsubishi diamante.
I have a 1998 mitsubishi diamante. I did not know it had an alarm till this morning it started going off I disconnected the battery and the fuse for the horn under the hood. How can I disable the alar… read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
Mitsubishi ASX CV T KEYLESS ENTRY: WE HAVE ASMALL DOG THAT
WE HAVE ASMALL DOG THAT IS LEFT INSIDE THE ASX( CVT 2013 MODEL) WITH THE WINDOWS SLIGHTLY OPEN WHILE WE SPEND AN HOUR OR SO SHOPPING.HOW DO WE LOCK THE CAR WITHOUT THE DOG SETTING OFF THE ALARM SYSTEM… read more
molurch
molurch
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
941 satisfied customers
I have an 99 montero sport. When it getrs to zero degrees
I have an 99 montero sport. When it getrs to zero degrees the alarm "siren and parking lights" goes off and by morning the battery is dead. How can I remove the alam if indeed thats what I should do?… read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
Mitsubishi Diamante: I was locked out of my car, and unlocked
I was locked out of my car, and unlocked it with a clothes a hangar. The car factory alarm went off (2002 Mitsubishi Diamante), and now I can not cut it off. I have taken the cables off of the battery… read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
2004 mitsubishi: car alarm..even know how I activated it.
How do I turn off the car alarm on a 2004 Mitsubitshi? I don't even know how I activated it.… read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
Mitsubishi Eclipse GST: I have a 1998 mitsubishi eclipse. The
I have a 1998 mitsubishi eclipse. The alarm will go off when I open the door. Even when I put the key in the ignition it will not turn off. The car will start and run. After 10-15min it will eventuall… read more
SuperDave
SuperDave
auto technician
101 college hrs
867 satisfied customers
1999 eclipse gsx: car sits..I hooked up a meter, and it shows a draw
I have a 1999 eclipse gsx. If the car sits for more than a day without being turned on, the battery completediddling. I hooked up a meter, and it shows a draw of .3 amps. I did some troubleshooting an… read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
Mitsubishi Diamante LS Can you disable 2003 diamant car alarm
Can you disable 2003 diamanté car alarm? Mine is randoming going off parked in my garage with doors unlocked. Key fob no longer works so all I have is key. When it goes off I turned the ignition on bu… read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
2002 mitsubishi diamante: keyless entry..unlock..the locking mechanism
My 2002 mitsubishi diamante has started to relock the doors when i use the keyless entry controls. Also when i unlock the car, the time i open the door the alarm goes off. the easiest way to shut the … read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,659 satisfied customers
2001 mitsubishi diamante: 4 doors..factory..wire hanger i unlock
I have a 2001 mitsubishi diamante 4 doors that have a factory install burglar alarm. When a i bougth the car they never told me about the alarm and necer gave to me the remote for it. Yesterday a forg… read more
indy-tech
indy-tech
Shop owner, technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
11 satisfied customers
2000 eclipse: the factory car alarm be disconected by pulling fuses
Can the factory car alarm be disconected by pulling fuses in 2000 eclipse. The alarm keeps going off and draining the battery not to say it makes alot of noise. Thanks Dave… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x