2001 mitsubishi eclipse gt. just tried to start the car and the battery sounded dead. but... the stereo, lights etc. still work and now turning the key results in a rapid clicking sound. what gives?

Asked by Dec 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM about the 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

93,685

The rapid clicking is the starter motor. You could have enough power to turn the lights on but not enough to engage the starter motor. Charge the battery or get a jump start.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

hey tenspeed, seems you're right. i got a jump, drove the car around for a while and all seems fine (starts up again after stopping a while). i'm still going to test the battery and keep an eye out for alternator issues. thanks!

5,470

Make sure all your battery conections are clean and tight. And look to see how old your battery is. You may all so have a bad cell in the battery

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Eclipse Spyder

Looking for a Used Eclipse Spyder in your area?

CarGurus has 634 nationwide Eclipse Spyder listings starting at $2,999.

ZIP:

Search Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Questions

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,640
#2 spyder99
spyder99
Reputation 350
#3 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
23 Great Deals out of 1,517 listings starting at $2,498
Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 44,352 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
283 Great Deals out of 38,314 listings starting at $1,250
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
24 Great Deals out of 631 listings starting at $15,250
Used Mitsubishi Lancer
49 Great Deals out of 5,789 listings starting at $2,999
Used Honda Civic
663 Great Deals out of 77,395 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
180 Great Deals out of 20,801 listings starting at $3,995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,371 Great Deals out of 37,814 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Civic Coupe
201 Great Deals out of 18,535 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 68 listings starting at $7,300
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
31 listings starting at $6,999
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
54 listings starting at $4,990
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
70 listings starting at $3,350