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2001 Mitsubishi Mirage won't turn over


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tmarie1992
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Jun 11, 2015, 2:42 PM

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So.... I left my lights on in my car for approximately 4 hours... obviously my car wouldn't start due to a dead battery... I got the battery re charged.. my car still won't start.. it clicks sometimes.. but doesn't turn over..... I also cleaned the battery cables off with steel wool to see if that would and help and nothing....I tried to find the starter to try tapping on it to see if it was the starter... BUT I COULDN'T EVEN FIND IT!!! What do you think??????? PLEASE HELP!!!

Just passed 230,000 miles...


(This post was edited by tmarie1992 on Jun 11, 2015, 3:09 PM)


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Jun 11, 2015, 3:25 PM

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You probably ruined the battery permanently. You need to have it tested.



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tmarie1992
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Jun 11, 2015, 3:32 PM

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I had it tested when it was recharged.. The lady at auto zone said that it was holding a charge.. so do you think that after I got it recharged and hooked it back up it somehow killed it?? If so. How?


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Jun 11, 2015, 3:51 PM

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If you're sure the battery is good, then it has to be a connections problem.



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tmarie1992
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Jun 11, 2015, 3:54 PM

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Like the connection form the cables to the battery? Or something else?


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Jun 11, 2015, 3:57 PM

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Yes, make sure any smaller cables/wires weren't left off in the swap.

Also make sure the engine isn't just locked up for any reason. Try cranking it by hand with a socket on the crank bolt.



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Jun 11, 2015, 4:05 PM

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If you have the headlamps turned on while attempting to crank the engine, do the headlamps stay bright or do they dim out? The headlamps don't run through the ignition switch on this model. If they dim out, you probably have a battery or battery connection issue.





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tmarie1992
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Jun 11, 2015, 5:11 PM

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Thank you both!! It was actually the freaking battery!!! $100.00 later!!!


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Jun 11, 2015, 5:18 PM

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Batteries can be funky sometimes during testing. I've seen conductance testers pass batteries with bad cells. Load testing and specific gravity testing (if it has removable caps) is the final authority IMO. Especially if cells are bumping around into each other or if there is a lot of stuff floating in the bottom of the battery shorting stuff out.


Glad to read you got it figured out. Closed as solved. Can be reopened upon request by the OP.





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