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Category: Mitsubishi
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The key won't start the car but it is the right key. We

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The key won't start the car but it is the right key. We changed the tire because of a flat left it in front of the house for a few days then tried to start it using the key to get a new set of tires and it wouldn't start. Car has power and ignition turns but won't start
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The spark plugs aren't sending spark. We thought it was the fuel pump... Nope
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.


What year and model vehicle is this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2007 mitsubishi spyder 4cyl
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.


Is the key in physically good condition, or is the head cracked at all etc?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Good condition
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
While working on it it started once then cut off
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.


Are you seeing any unusual lights on the dash, particularly a green one?
On the assumption there is something key related, do you have a second key you can try?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I don't and no unusual lights
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.


Are we able to do some basic tests on the car to make sure this is/isn't key related? Specifically, verifying the Service Engine light still works when you turn the key on, verifying you have spark while cranking, fuel pulse and/or fuel pressure, etc?