Galant 2001 starting problems? Just cant seem to start it up!

Joel Rodriguez

Asked by Dec 19, 2013 at 03:28 PM about the 2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 mitsubishi galant es. I'm
having this problem with my car. A few days
back I went to town to buy a few things and
when I was going back home my car just
turned off like nothing happened and it wont
turn on for nothing. The starter seems to be
working but it won't fully turn on. I though it
was the time belt but it did not make any
noise or hard pull and there was no oil on
the floor, so I got it checked out and it is still
intact when I got home. Also another
question is if my smart key is not working
that could have turned of my car? Can
someone give me a hint of what this should

7 Answers

Bad chassis ground...follow the black battery 1/0 cable to where it bolts onto the chassis/ground...wirebrush both the lug (holdin' it with a pliers) and the chassis till you see metal~ bolt them the starter motor can have the thirsty 300 amps that it needs~

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

....also a NEW batteries as the new tin/antimony car batteries will last but five years before they do not recharge easily and the alternator workin' overtime to charge up a battery that ain't takin' a charge~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Joel Rodriguez

I have to check the wire thing. Thanks! But all of this happened when I was driving up a small hill. My car just turned off lighting up most of the light signals in my dashboard like the battery, break, srs, ect. Could it be a fuse or should I try out you suggestions and give it a try first?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Joel Rodriguez

Found out it was the camshaft sensor that was busted hehe now it is running perfectly!

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.

Good day all..I am also having the same issue with Mits Gal 01..Car will start but sputs for a few sec then shuts off. We've changed the timing belt, camshaft sensor, o2sensors, crankshaft sensor, fuel pump and turned up the throttle piece. The car still keeps doing the same thing. The odd part about all this is that we plugged in the DX machine which showed a 340code (camshaft sensor), which was replaced and still no luck. I really think its something simple but it's soo frustrating!! Does anyone have any suggestions? Please HELP!

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

Did u ever find the problem bc i have a 2001 galant es too and now im haveing the same problem vhanged my crankshaft sensor my sparkplugs wires coils fuel pump ignition switch i dnt want to buy the cam shaft sensor and it dnt do nothing wasteing money on every possiblity but get no where please if u figured it out let me no


Unfortunately we did not find out what'style causing the problem. The car starts and will stay on between 10-30min and just shutso off. We spent so much money changing parts and yet nothing. The car is just sitting in our garage because we refuse to junk it. The motor and transmission runs great.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 Mitsubishi Galant wount start? 8 answers

    My 2001 Mitsubishi Galant keeps turning over but will not start up. Any ideas?

    2001 Mitsubishi Galant LS


    Maintenance & Repair

  • My car won't start what does it seem to be? 10 answers

    I have a 04 Mitsubishi galant it started fine earlier but then I went to start It again a while after and It sounded like It was about to but it didn't I know for sure it isn't my starter Cus I he...

    2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why is my Galant cutting off ? 2 answers

    Just purchased a 2001 Mitisubishi Galant The "service engine soon" light was on and it turned out we had to replace the EGR Solenoid. The only issue with the car, previous to this small repair was th...

    2001 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Galant having problems starting 2 answers

    Hello my name is Shantyle. My Galant has been having problems starting at first we thought it was the starter or battery. The battery seems to be fine. My dad no longer thinks its the starter he...

    2003 Mitsubishi Galant


    Maintenance & Repair

  • How many oxygen sensor 2001 Mitsubishi Galant v6 has? Where do they locate? Thanks 14 answers

    How many oxygen sensor 2001 Mitsubishi Galant v6 has? Where do they locate? Thanks

    2001 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ




Looking for a Used Galant in your area?

CarGurus has 1,722 nationwide Galant listings starting at $1,995.


Search Mitsubishi Galant Questions

Mitsubishi Galant Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 640
#1 dandyoun
Reputation 640
#3 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Lancer"
72 Great Deals out of 6,489 listings starting at $3,000
Used Honda Accord"
1,265 Great Deals out of 78,694 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan Altima"
1,357 Great Deals out of 87,467 listings starting at $1,095
Used Toyota Camry"
1,604 Great Deals out of 98,372 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Civic"
1,147 Great Deals out of 59,092 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,416 Great Deals out of 67,100 listings starting at $1,295
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse"
55 Great Deals out of 1,741 listings starting at $950
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
647 Great Deals out of 32,279 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Impala"
937 Great Deals out of 35,696 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,154 Great Deals out of 73,046 listings starting at $695
Used Nissan Maxima"
495 Great Deals out of 24,226 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang"
739 Great Deals out of 41,066 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Elantra"
836 Great Deals out of 50,804 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,606 Great Deals out of 39,620 listings starting at $888

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 76 listings starting at $5,699
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
40 listings starting at $5,491
2010 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
17 listings starting at $5,420
2009 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 142 listings starting at $1,995
2008 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
56 listings starting at $2,950