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

89,875

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!

5,240

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 570 nationwide Eclipse Spyder listings starting at $1,969.

ZIP:

Search Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Questions

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,620
#2 spyder99
spyder99
Reputation 350
#3 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
31 Great Deals out of 1,299 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Mustang
641 Great Deals out of 36,933 listings starting at $2,800
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
14 Great Deals out of 671 listings starting at $11,990
Used Chevrolet Camaro
621 Great Deals out of 38,658 listings starting at $2,995
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
105 Great Deals out of 4,394 listings starting at $2,300
Used Mitsubishi Lancer
65 Great Deals out of 5,782 listings starting at $2,996
Used BMW 3 Series
1,607 Great Deals out of 38,817 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
1,040 Great Deals out of 62,661 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
339 Great Deals out of 19,714 listings starting at $3,688

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 69 listings starting at $5,858
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
23 listings starting at $7,500
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 51 listings starting at $3,777
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
75 listings starting at $3,350