Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello and welcome to just answer and allowing me to assist you. When you last turned the engine off was every thing running ok no noises running normal? how is the oil/ IS YOUR BATTERY CHARGE OK?
How many miles are on this vehicle. I'll check a couple thigs and get back to you in the nean time can you pull a couple spark plugs and tell me what you see.
just 17000 miles on a 2003? wow don't drive much eh? what do you mean jumping describe .
SO IN OTHER WORDS IT DIDN'T TURN OVER SMOOTHLY DID IT ACT LIKE IT TRIED TO FIRE ON A COUPLE CYLINDERS?
Well that engine has a timing belt in it have you ever had the timing belt checked or replaced? because even at that mileage because of it's age can crack and jump teeth throwing the timing out. and if that happens depending if it is an interference or none interference engine can damage the valves. not necessarily damaged the whole engine. So sorry to say that's what you have to do is check the timing and see if it jumped and damaged any thing. Hope this gives you an idea what to do next. If you require further assistance I'll be happy to do so.
if not just leave a mess it will hold it on here for me