Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My 2001 gs eclipse will crank and run for 3-5 seconds then die.. ive changed the fuel pump and crankshaft position sensor..can tak

asked by on

I have changed fuel pump crank shaft semsor.. it was throwing those 2 codes when it messed up so i fixed it.. it fixed it for a day.. it messed up again and wont throw a code for us to run a code on it.. itll crank perfectly fine run 3-5 seconds then die.. and itll just keep doing it over and over it does the same exact thing every time and is verry consistent when it does it everything is exactly the same

My car has 189000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse to have issues dying right after start up. You have done well in replacing parts so far, before any more parts are replaced the vehicle needs to be fully diagnosed. Without knowing the original codes I can only provide a general answer. Common faults that cause a vehicle to start then die are the mass air flow sensor, ignition coil, camshaft position sensors, or a large vacuum leak. A qualified Technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose your starts then dies issue and make any repairs required.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My 2001 gs eclipse will crank and run for 3-5 seconds then die.. ive changed the fuel pump and crankshaft position sensor..can tak

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 04 Galant won't drive past 40mph. Jerks and shuts off on dead stops unless accelerated.

I would first recommend trying to get rid of the code P0301 for misfire on cylinder number one by replacing the coil and plug on that cylinder and clear codes to see if any codes come back? If misfire in...

Q: Will only start if you put gas in the throttle body

The engine fuel injection on these engine have to have enough fuel pressure to pop the injectors open to get it to start. The system injectors are known to get clogged and stick when cold also. You would first...

Q: Air not blowing

Hi. I am assuming you are talking about the a/c blower motor. I would say you have a bad blower motor resistor mounted on the blower case which would allow it to only work on high. But now, since the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...