i have a 2004 galant 4 cyl; recently it keeps hard to slow starting, as if it's not going to turn over, but then it does. I took it to the dealer, who ruled out the starter, alternator and battery

Asked by Sep 02, 2014 at 11:30 AM about the 2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2004 galant 4 cyl. Recently it's been hard to slow starting as if it won't turn over, but then it does. I took it to the dealer who ruled out the alternator, starter and battery. I also had the throttle cleaned, but it's still doing it. Any idea what could be causing this?

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If the Starter, alternator, and battery were tested independently and are good, that leaves connections/corrosion. I had a car that did that...at first worked really hard and barely turned over for a few seconds, then suddenly cranked fast and started...turned out to be battery ground, the other end of the neg-wire would heat up from trying to ground. The dissimilar metals, copper terminal on steel chassis.

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