What's wrong with my car ? I have a 2006 mitsubishi eclipes. I was driving home the other day and my car cut off on me .. Tried cranking it back up but it wasn't working. It would crank but wouldn't

Asked by Dec 21, 2014 at 05:15 PM about the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Turn over . I replaced my fuel pump ,
relay, and later down the line my fuel
pump it worked for a couple days
and did the same thing again ... The
fuse is 9 .. 20amp

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Check for spark, fuel and compression. The engine must have all three to run. Spray some starting fluid down the intake manifold. Just two short bursts. Does the engine run a few seconds? If so it's a fuel problem. If not it's an ignition (no spark) problem or compression (jumped timing) problem. A catastrophic failure (it just quit) is usually a fuel pump or jumped timing. An ignition system problem is usually marked by chugging, a flashing check engine light, and just generally running poorly before it actually dies. HTH. - Jim

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