01 eclipse 2.4 liter Manuel trans. When trying to start it clicks one time and will do noting else if u keep trying it will start some times. Any idea what's causing this?

Asked by Dec 12, 2014 at 10:31 AM about the 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

17,320

Sounds like a bad starter.(check the connections at the starter- make sure they are clean and tight) All they are is an electric motor. If they get a bad spot on the armature and it comes to a stop on the bad spot the next time you try to start the car this is what happens. By "bumping" the starter, by repeatedly turning the key, it's trying to get off of the bad spot. Then it will start....sometimes. Get it looked at and/or replaced or it will leave you sitting at some point soon.

4,915

More specifically, the starter solenoid. Easier to get the starter with the solenoid already attached instead of buying a solenoid separately and installing it. Either way you still have to remove the starter assembly

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • is it common for the eclipse to have a knocking noise in the motor and how do u fix it 40 answers

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • '03 2.4 Eclipse issue(s) 1 answer

    Have owned this car for 9 years. No issues before this. Drove to work one day and car was running fine. Came out after work (8 hours later) and it was sputtering and hesitating on acceleration. Now, c...

    2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 98 2.0 eclipse error codes p0171/p0301 70 answers

    My daughter has a 98 mitsubishi eclipse 2.0.129,000miles she has replaced the plugs and wires, It has error codes p0171 and p0301 lean fuel, i have checked for vacuum and gasket leaks with brake clean...

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 eclipse gt v6 3.0 crank no start 10 answers

    Ok, car has spark, fuel pressure, and good compression. Timing is perfect and all fuses are good. Not sure about relays or ignition module but I am understanding if these were bad it would not hav...

    2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • i have 2003 eclipse sypder 2.4 16 answers

    the car starts but it will not stay on and i replace the sprak pluggeds and one coil pack and what should i do

    2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Mitsubishi Eclipse Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,550
#2 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 700
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
11 Great Deals out of 667 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
582 Great Deals out of 41,215 listings starting at $1,699
Used Mitsubishi Lancer
69 Great Deals out of 6,013 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
23 Great Deals out of 672 listings starting at $13,977
Used Honda Civic
937 Great Deals out of 68,319 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
475 Great Deals out of 39,922 listings starting at $3,499
Used BMW 3 Series
1,531 Great Deals out of 39,676 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Civic Coupe
266 Great Deals out of 18,132 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Celica
7 Great Deals out of 383 listings starting at $2,119
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
38 Great Deals out of 1,173 listings starting at $2,795
Used Hyundai Tiburon
9 Great Deals out of 650 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 28 listings starting at $6,900
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS For Sale
14 listings starting at $6,499
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 126 listings starting at $3,950
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 146 listings starting at $3,300