Car has trouble starting & stalls. now won't start

Asked by Nov 03, 2019 at 05:15 AM about the 2000 Mitsubishi Galant

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant. I bought it from
my cousin who knows nothing about cars. She
stopped driving it because it overheated. so I
bought it, and found out the hose closest to the
Window was leaking Coolant, so I replaced that
with a new hose, drained the radiator, and then put
new Coolant in. It then worked from the 8th until
Friday the 1st, it started to overheat. So I then
notice that my Coolant T-Tank (overflow) where the
cap is has been melted and the part of cap where
hose goes from there to radiator was broken and
no longer attached. and that there isn't a hose
going inside the Coolant Tank. So I get a new
Coolant Cap, and a hose for inside of it and
connected the hose to the new cap leading to
radiator. As well, as replacing the Thermostat. I
then , drain radiator, and fill the radiator (where
metal cap is)  with coolant until I see fluid. I let my
car run for a minute to let it circulate. After a
couple minutes, I then pour more coolant in the
radiator cap and then I fill the Coolant T-Tank with
coolant up to the Full line. Let my car circulate, and
then I have to fill the T-Tank up a little more. After
this, my heat started working, car wasn't
overheating etc. Driving just fine for my 50 min
drive, and I let: the car sit for about an hour or so. I
then drive 10 mins down the road to the store and
when. I get done with the store I go back to my car
and when starting it, it has a little trouble starting
but does. at: that point it SLIGHTLY sounded like it
was going to stall, so I rev the engine up , thinking
it maybe because it's so cold, and then go on with
driving. I get back to the house and after 20 mins
of letting it cool down, I check my T-Tank and it's
completely emptied. so I'm thinking the engine
didn't get enough Coolant to stay circulated or
whatever, so I then fill The radiator with more
coolant until I see fluid, and then fill the T-Tank up
until the FULL line. during all of this, I'm checking
for any leaks, none, and checked my oil- seemed a
little low but couldn't really tell so I put more oil on,
just a tad. Now I'm getting ready to drive
somewhere else , has a little trouble starting but
does and kinda spurts/jerk when I put it in Drive
and start going. after about 4 mins it's fine. So, I
wanted to make sure coolant level was good and
Oil, so 10 mins into the drive I stop pull over , let it
cool down and check my levels. Coolant Tank is a
little below FULL Line, oil is good, so I put more
Coolant in the Radiator spot. I try starting the car
and it has a longer time starting, so I press the gas
a little and it goes but it's jerking/sputtering I guess
. while I'm driving down the highway, it starts to
seem like it's having trouble going so I press the
gas even more to try to keep it started and couple
mins later I get to a stop sign, and when I try to go
my car stalls in the middle of my turn. I was able to
start the car again, but it took at least a minute to
get it started WHILE having to press the gas quite
a bit to start, after that I'm steadily holding the car
at 50 mph until I get back to where I was. I get
there and when I come to a stop it stalls. So now,
my car is Midway in the garage, won't start. now it
will turn over, you hear it wanting to start but won't
like it's too cold or something. Everytime I try to
start it and it won't, or when it does for 2 seconds,
it shuts off and I hear Boiling fluids like I did when
the cap of the T-Tank was slightly off because of it
melting the ring on top of tank. Now, the cap is
completely on the Tank, coolant is in the tank, oil
seems fine. I'm just trying to figure out what else to
do. so when I look underneath my car there's 2 big
pipes looks like coming from The Engine where
you fill oil at, is dripping Midway underneath front
of car. The liquid hitting the ground is a very light
brown color, and couldn't really tell the smell. Any
suggestions???

No Answers Yet

Your Answer:

Mitsubishi Galant Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,010
  • #2
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    750
  • #3
    Matt Rodriguez
    Reputation
    600
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
90 Great Deals out of 1,669 listings starting at $2,888
Used Chevrolet Impala
70 Great Deals out of 964 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
59 Great Deals out of 2,017 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
5 Great Deals out of 24 listings starting at $18,306
Used Nissan Altima
77 Great Deals out of 1,545 listings starting at $2,995
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
38 listings starting at $3,900
Used Nissan Sentra
128 Great Deals out of 2,371 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
211 Great Deals out of 2,808 listings starting at $2,495
Used Mitsubishi Mirage
9 Great Deals out of 214 listings starting at $3,495
Used Honda Civic
245 Great Deals out of 5,895 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
62 Great Deals out of 2,036 listings starting at $1,700
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
22 listings starting at $6,999

Used Cars for Sale

2009 Mitsubishi Galant For Sale
2 listings starting at $4,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.