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Posted by 99DSMRS, Aug 26, 2019

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  1. 99DSMRS

    99DSMRS Probationary Member

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    hello my name is Darius and I picked up a 99 eclipse rs with a 420a about a month ago an I’m having an issue. I drove my eclipse home the day I bought it and it would stall out when coming to a stop I’m thinking that the new throttle body that the previous owner forgot to adjust it. That’s not my concern. My concern is now that it’s parked it won’t start. The starter just spins or grinds against the flywheel like it’s not grabbing properly. I tried a new starter an had the same result. My cousin said it’s most likely my clutch. I just want to make sure before I order one. Thanks in advance. Any information is greatly appreciated
     

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  2. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Welcome. You can make a separate thread to ask your question. And you can also make a DSM profile so we can see what you're working with. These two things would help us very much in answering your questions:thumb:
     

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  3. 99DSMRS

    99DSMRS Probationary Member

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    I tried to make a DSM profile but I don’t have any track times to put up and it won’t let me without them. I’ve only driven the car the day I bought it. It’s been sitting ever since been trying to figure it out for almost a month now and it’s irritating cause I can’t get it up to my shop to put it on the lift
     

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  4. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    You should be able to do it without them. Try again, and if not then just fill it in with some zeros.

    Ask your question HERE

    Click the yellow/orange button in the right hand upper corner.
     

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
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  5. Bo0sTeD 4G63

    Bo0sTeD 4G63 Supporting Member

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    Welcome... Check to make sure all the teeth on the flywheel are there and not missing. You can also pull the starter out and check to make sure when it gets power the gear inside the starter is shooting out. Also while you are there make sure the teeth on the starter are not rounded off.
     

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  6. luv2rallye

    luv2rallye DSM Wiseman

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    If the starter is spinning but not engaging the flywheel (or grinding it), your problem is not the clutch (or the clutch pedal position switch). It's either a bad starter (most likely), or the battery is weak (too low voltage under starter load), or the battery cable terminals (both ends of each) are not making good contact (too high resistance due to corrosion or loose), or if grinding you may have the wrong/bad starter or wrong starter plate. Any clutch issues are a completely separate issue.
     
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  7. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    https://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/no-start-issue.524631/#post-153733992
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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  8. 99DSMRS

    99DSMRS Probationary Member

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    It’s a brand new battery and I’ve also tried a new starter ended with the same result
     

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