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Common Mitsubishi Issue: No Start – No Spark

Make: Mitsubishi | Model example: 2011 Eclipse | Avg Mileage: 117182 | Job Number: 333342

Repair Issue:

No Start – No Spark


Camshaft Posiition Sensor – Crankshaft Position Sensor

Customer Concern:

The engine cranks but will not start. It has no spark or fuel injector pulse.


  1. Check for 12 volts on the Red wire at the Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) and Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP).
  2. Check the 5-volt reference on the signal Dark Green/Red wire for the Crank Position Sensor (CKP).
  3. Check the Dark Blue/Yellow wire for the Cam Position Sensor (CMP).
  4. Scope check the signals. Should be a 5 volt square signal.

Tech Tip:

Crankshaft position CKP sensors may begin to fail on older models due to different wear and tear reasons. Could directly effect engine start.

Important Take-A-Way:

For associated models, begin no-star assessments by reinstalling crankshaft position CKP sensor and review timing belt settings.

Most Popular Fix:

Replace Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor – Replace/Programm Immobilizer Key – Replace Timing Belt

Other Common Car Problems:

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Also applies to the following Makes and Models

2000 Eclipse 2.4, 2001 Eclipse 2.4, 2002 Eclipse 2.4, 2003 Eclipse 2.4, 2004 Eclipse 2.4, 2005 Eclipse 2.4, 2006 Eclipse 2.4, 2007 Eclipse 2.4, 2008 Eclipse 2.4, 2009 Eclipse 2.4, 2001 Galant 2.4, 2002 Galant 2.4, 2003 Galant 2.4, 2004 Galant 2.4, 2005 Galant 2.4, 2006 Galant 2.4, 2007 Galant 2.4, 2008 Galant 2.4, 2009 Galant 2.4, 2010 Galant 2.4

Author: Steve Anderson

Steve began his automotive journey at a young age helping his father tinker on the family’s 1972 Oldsmobile 442. His passion continued throughout high school by making performance modifications on street cars. Steve’s quest for knowledge continued at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, MN, where he graduated with an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology. He was nominated by his instructors to participate in the VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) skills competition. Steve’s professional automotive career began in 1997. His experience includes working as a technician at an independent repair shop specializing in drivability and electronic systems. Identifix hired Steve as a Chrysler technician in 2008 and he holds the team lead position for both Chrysler and Ford. Steve keeps himself extremely busy on the nights and weekends; he flies high powered model rockets, plays in competitive adult hockey and racquetball leagues, enjoys recreational boating, and cheering on the Minnesota Wild and Golden Gopher sports teams.

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