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I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS and I've been having

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Hi I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS and I've been having a couple issues with it. I got a brand new battery, replaced the starter and checked the alternator but the car turns and doesn't start. I can start it every once awhile but that's about it, what should I do from here?
JA: There are so many things that can cause battery issues. Some simple, some complicated. The mechanics have tons of experience in that area. Will the car start?
Customer: The car starts once but when I turn it off it won't start again for an hour or so
JA: Got it. The mechanic will have thoughts on how you two can troubleshoot and diagnose this issue. How old is the battery?
Customer: Three weeks old
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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.
Hi,When the engine is not starting, do you have spark while cranking?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where would I check for that? I only know a few things about it. I've only replaced the starter and got a new battery
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.
You would need to pull a spark plug wire out, remove a spark plug, reattach the spark plug to the plug wire, then ground the body of the plug and crank the car and watch the plug to see if it sparks.If I understood correctly, the engine is cranking (rotating) fine when you turn the key to Start, it just rarely starts up... the starter and battery would be unrelated to these symptoms.

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