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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 122015


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Battery discharges overnight and electroautos cannot find any electrical leakage but they suspect the starter system device (an oblong device that needs to be presented to a red light to get the starter to function). The battery has been changed several times but leakage continues. Due to age, no sensors are currently available to check it. Vehicle is stationary in garage.

- Caracas, Venezuela, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 022011

Eclipse 4-cyl

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, unit 1 was traveling East on the Ohio turnpike near the 54 milepost. Unit 1 filled with smoke. Unit 1 pulled to the right shoulder and stopped. The driver of unit 1 exited and opened the hood and observed fire. The driver of unit 1 was charged with ovi. Bf (Ohio traffic crash report # 10-0046-89) updated 04/22/11

- Wauseon, OH, USA

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