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03 eclipse will start run fine, sometimes turn over not

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03 eclipse will start...

03 eclipse will start run fine, sometimes turn over not start, will fire a bit like wants to start but wont. don't know if related buy notice cooling fan running when turn key to start

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?

No everything seems fine, most of the time starts runs great, just had the turn over and no start couple times so far

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Eclipse yourself? What have you tried so far?

I fix most of the time, have not tried much, just went and tried it started right up and ran, coil packs and plugs have been replaced in past year, not had to do much to it except normal maitnence

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not sure, just think something is working most of time, sometimes not...not sure where to start

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Mitsubishi
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Mitsubishi Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 7 months ago
Eric
Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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HI,

I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

It sounds like a faulty ect(engine coolant temperature) sensor. In addition to it sending a temperature reading to the computer for the gage, the signal is used for fan operation and for the fuel to air ratio on start up, which affects how quickly the engine starts.

I need to get the engine size - 2.4 or 3L - in order to give you location and testing procedure for it

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