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Old 01/25/2013, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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car turns over but wont start??

I have a 2000 eclipse gt 3.0 v6 that turns over but wont start tryed jump starting it wont start any sugestions on why this is? Thanks for the help.
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Old 01/25/2013, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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pull off the intake tube and spray starting fluid. if it starts then you arent getting fuel. check fuses
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Old 01/25/2013, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Already tryed the starting fluid still nothin is there any fuses that would cause it not to start but turn over?
Thanks for the help I also can smell fuel wen turning it over

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My dad always told me "if it aint the fuel its the spark!" and that has served me very well. But try this! The universal fix all for Comp. Cont. vehicles is to unhook the battery for about 30 mins and reset the computer. Try that and then if it doesn't work address the spark issue.

As far as fuses im not sure about the v6 but there is almost always a fuse for ignition/distributor componets. And remember there are two fuse panels. The one inside the driver door/dash and the relay box under the hood.

Side note: Make sure you aren't hitting the gas. If you flood that engine you might as well start pulling spark plugs. And any extra info you have might help. If it sputtered and died, if you came out and it just wouldnt start, is it sputtering or trying to start or just cranking. good luck

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Old 01/25/2013, 08:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks and I drove it the other night went to start it and only turnes over ran fine before I turned it off then like I said I went to move it and wouldn't start
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Yeah i would just try resetting everything, if that doesnt work check all fuses and then connections on spark components. Are those coil packs or a distributor?
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Old 01/25/2013, 08:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok thanks and just by having the battery unhooked that will reset it? And I'm not sure its a 2000 eclipse gt 3.0 v6
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Ok I looked and I believe that car has a distributor so follow a plug wire from the engine back and it should come to a round thing with seven plug wires. Seven? yes one of them goes to the coil. make sure the one to the coil is on there real good and on the coil good. (the coil is the big cylinder that seventh wire leads to. But try resetting everything first. And yes unhooking the battery for about 30 mins will give the computer a chance to "reset". I think they might even run the diagnostic after words. anywho it fixes alot of problems. The only thing it will change is you will haved to re do your clock and radio presets.
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Old 01/25/2013, 09:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ok thank u and were is the distiputor located not goo with cars I journal work on trucks. Thanks for the help and the patients
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to be honest i think its on the driver side of the engine but i am not sure. I honestly doubt that is the problem though just one more thing to check. Go ahead and reset it and while you are waiting check your fuses to pass time. If that doesnt fix it just pm me and I will give you my number and walk you through checking the distributor and whatever else we need to check. And dont worry about my time. I have alot of it and I hate to see people having problems with their cars. Just try that and let me know if it works for you.
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Old 01/25/2013, 09:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok thats ready appreciate it and I'm in Wisconsin so it will be tomorrow first wen I get a chance to but I will let UK if that works or not thats again
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Wisconsin huh? Well try to stay warm. I know how the weather is there. I hope everything works for ya and just let me know tomorrow. Good luck.
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Ya Wisconsin and i will thanks for the help ill last UK the outcome tomorrow thanks again
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car turns over but wont start??

Did it die while driving or just overnight it died? Try pouring fuel down its throat and see what happens, if that dont work pull up a spark plug boot and hold the end of it close to a ground while someone cranks the engine to test for spark. One of those tests should determine the cause of no-start. As for fixing ill need more info.


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War kind of info?
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He means the info you already posted above. And you know its not fuel so dont worry about the gas thing. If ya want to test spark just to see you dont have to pull a spark plug. Just pull the wire, stick a bolt in the plug wire and hold it about a half an inch(just a little gap) from any metal on the engine and have someone crank, watch for spark. Make sure you hold the wire and not the bolt so ya dont get shocked.

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Old 01/26/2013, 01:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Ok thank u I'm goin to try it
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Old 01/26/2013, 03:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I have spark spell gas and all wires r on tight cleaned the battery cables and still only turns over but wen i stop. Cranking it I can hear the outcome still ranking for a second we two any ideas?
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car turns over but wont start??

I have a 2000 eclipse GS giving me the same problem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzXV_qFrvTU
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Old 01/29/2013, 09:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You may want to check compression of each cylinder. It's not likely your culprit as you had just turned it off and let it sit. Was it idling funny before final shutdown? Or lack in power? If its getting fuel and spark there cant be much left to check. Unless timing is way out of wack that it wont even try to start. But then you may have something more serious on your hands...
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Kind of hard to hear on my computer but it sounds like it's out of time, like the timing belt skipped a few teeth.
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Old 02/01/2013, 02:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Ideas idling low before I turned it off tomorrow I'm goin to try talking thee intake manifold off and check the three plugs that r under that but y do I hear the pistons still cranking over after I stop?
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i think you f'ed up your timing belt, i think i did too, we have the same number on mileage btw
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Old 02/06/2013, 10:18 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I have a 2002 eclipse gt and it was running well until I tried turning it on it turns on sometimes but would stay on when
I'm pressing on the gas pedal when I let it go it turns off now it just turns over and doesn't start I checked the
Sparks
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Any help plz!!
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Yeah, I would bet on timing. I'm not sure in your level of skill with working on cars, but you can take off a couple of the sheilds and find your timing marks, from there, turn the crank and see if it's still lined up, or just crank it with the ignition until one of the wheels lines up with a timing mark. Then look at the other marks and try and find the marks on the wheels/bearings/oil pump, and make sure there all aligned.

Goodluck, if there not you may be in some real crap. Hopefully no bent valves, scortched pistons, scratched walls. Stupid interference engine!!!

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Did you have any luck figuring out the problem? I am having the same issue, the only way to start my car is to pop the clutch, jumping will not work. Thanks.
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Old 02/15/2013, 10:33 AM   #27 (permalink)
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If you still have issues after all the advice given, pull the throttle body and clean it out really good. check out the iac, make sure that it is in good condition and make sure the tps is reading correct. I had a no start condition on my 3g ant that fixed it for me
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So ive took the intake off cleaned it with carb cleaner and a tooth brush put it all back to tether and nothing just turns over then someone it back fires. I can smell gas in the oil and can light the dip stick on fire. Any help would be aprciated
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sounds like your rings are bad if you are getting fuel into the oilpan
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Wouldn't it still start Evans tho the rings r bad? And I did put was I believe in it as bad gas from mail trip so tomorrow imagine try draining the tank and put fresh fuel in and c if that works
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Similar situation here

I have a 2000 eclipse GT 3.0 also. Mine has had the same problem and still has a somewhat similar problem. when it wouldn't start at all there is a relay under the hood I replaced that and it worked again. However mine still has a slow start on a regular basis. And if I try to start it right after driving it I have this same issue all over again. Its a real slow crank but won't start until I let it sit for like an hour or so unless I pop the clutch. real annoying problem to deal with. Any ideas would be awesome.
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I have a 2000 eclipse GT 3.0 also. Mine has had the same problem and still has a somewhat similar problem. when it wouldn't start at all there is a relay under the hood I replaced that and it worked again. However mine still has a slow start on a regular basis. And if I try to start it right after driving it I have this same issue all over again. Its a real slow crank but won't start until I let it sit for like an hour or so unless I pop the clutch. real annoying problem to deal with. Any ideas would be awesome.
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