Please Help Please I beg you in the name of a poor single mom

Asked by Lonneshaj Mar 20, 2020 at 11:12 PM about the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Purchased under false pretenses. I was told the car needed
a timing belt, my mechanic agreed and towed the vehicle
repaired timing belt pump and shaft car still wont start also
needed front and bake brakes and rotors this was not
detailed during purchased but common no complaint fix
but now my mechanic is saying he has to have car looked
at by the dealer it has to be an electrical issue please help.
If I change the engine would the electrical issue be fixed
what should I do. I purchased the car for my daughter who
graduated this spring (depending on the state of America)

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I think that I would not throw good money after bad. I would never buy a car that the owner says "it just needs this thing". They could be lying or just ignorant of the extent of the problems. Clearly they did not think it was worth fixing.


What was the mileage on the car? and how much did you pay for it?

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According to Your statement...Your mechanic want to fix a car. That great...but Your mechanic should warn You ,that buying old car ,You buying somebody's problem. In Your case I try another mechanic which specialized in foreign cars,or dealer ,which usually is way more expensive. Simply electrical problem won't be solved by changing the engine,but more likely is the computer or wiring problem. Good luck

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Mileage is 122,432 and I paid $1000 for the car $275 for timing belt part, $500 to mechanic for the work. Cam shaft $65 no charge to install. Front breaks and rotors $134 total and rear breaks and rotors$134 total mechanic charge $100 for both brake install I hope this helps he also changed coils and all fuses paid for by mechanic.


Changing the engine will not fix an electrical problem. Your dilemma is that you have spent close to $2,000 on a car that is actually worth about $200 not running. Your first mistake was paying too much for a car that does not run. Taking it to a dealer would mean thousands of dollars even if they don't fix it. This is a tough choice, to throw money into a black hole or cut your losses.

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Try to describe the electrical problem and include any trouble codes that you know of.

Black hole because never know what to expect? Could it be an easy fix or is it surely a hard fix because it most likely was a bad purchase altogether. I guess I need to hear just how not smart this choice was a little clearer. Lol jk.

No codes everything works just wont turn over. I really feel like disappearing. I just wanted to do something for my daughter that neither of my parents could do for me ever. I'm out of work due to this corona virus kids out of school daughter may not graduate. I didnt graduate high school I dropped out to get a GED I was a teen parent. However I have since obtain my bachelor's degree. I'm so let down with the scam I can kill someone about that very unaffordable loss.


By "won't turn over" you mean the engine will not crank or it cranks but no start? If it is just a matter of the starter not getting power the fix should not be expensive. If your mechanic can't handle a simple problem like that you need a better mechanic.

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You might need to have your computer flashed..

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