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mike_a_mechanic, Mitsubishi Mechanic
Category: Mitsubishi
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Experience:  17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
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hi my 98 1.6 16v Mitsubishi colts engine management light came

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hi my 98 1.6 16v Mitsubishi colts engine management light came on few days ago, when I got in it the next day it wouldn't start. it will turn over but not start, have checked spark plugs an are working, fuel pump is fine an fuel is present in the rail, both cam an crank sensor are fine after checking with ohm meter. if anyone has an ideas id appreciate it
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 4 years ago.

Hello, welcome. My name is Mike, I will do my very best to
assist you with your question.

Where there any symptoms at all leading up to this issue?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

the car was running totally fine before engine management light came on an continued to be fine with the light on. parked up after work as normal, but would not start next morning, im guessing its a sensor but could be lots of things. cheers

Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 4 years ago.
I will be honest at this point since you have fuel and spark and the crank sensor test good,this is consistent with the ECU loosing communication with the vehicle. Before you replace anything my suggestion is to have the vehicle connected to a diagnostic tool to check the ECU as a first step.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

cars too old, has odb but only relates to emissions. may try cam n crank sensors again, their tolerance is very slight. tis a expensive an tricky problem with no guaranteed answers. thanks for help

Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 4 years ago.
Yes check the cam and crank sensors again, but I really think this is a communication issue. Thank you.