Starting 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer DE (manual)

2008 Mitsubishi LancerLast week, I drove my car to work (-27 degrees here) and when I went to go home at 4, it would not start. Lots of power (new battery), no clicking, no turn over. We had to push start it, drove in the garage, turned it off and it still would not start. Sat over night and it started in the morning. Now, it has done it again…??? Clutch …??


Most likely the starter relay or starter. It is possible that the clutch interlock switch is faulty but not as likely.  When it will not start you can check for battery positive at the “S” terminal on the starter. If battery positive is seen, replace the starter. If it is not seen, trace back till the problem is located. I have provided a wiring diagram of the starting system to give you a better idea of how it works.

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Starting System Wiring Diagram

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Starting System Wiring Diagram

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