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I do recognise that sound, it is a slow crank and no ignition.

Basics.....
When you first turned the key did you hear the fuel pump buzz ?
Does it have fuel ?
Is the gauge above half ?

A couple of months is vague, when did you last drive it with no issues ?
 

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Thanks for the response,

I do not remembering hearing a buzz when turning the key. The car is fully fueled.

It’s my project car so the last time I drove it with minimal issues was back in March.

I do know that one of the spark plugs need replacing but was wondering if there was any other troubleshooting bc the spark plug project will take a while.
 

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Hard to diagnose from a video clip but I can throw a few ideas on the table.

Its a four stroke engine, suck, squeeze, bang, and blow but missing the bang for some reason.
This could be no fuel, no spark, engine timing, catastrophic engine failure because all the valves are bent!

Probably not the last one as it seems to have some compression.

Are you using an original Mitsubishi key with the transponder chip still inside the fob ?
If not try one of the other keys in case the immobilizer is preventing a start up

I notice you have the engine bay fuse panel open.
Have you checked the fuses and relay for the fuel pump ?
These are apparently under the dashboard

A bit of reading seems to imply the fuel pump is activated once the crankshaft position sensor gives a signal.

Have you got the new spark plugs to hand ?
if so pull the lead off one of the plugs attach it to the new spark plug.
Tape the plug onto something metal, like the inlet manifold so you can see the end of the plug.

Get someone to crank the engine (DO NOT TOUCH THE PLUG AT THIS POINT) and watch the end of the plug
If you have a spark, we can rule out "no spark" and look at Fuel.
 

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So I had some extra time today to check it out.
I changed the fuse for the fuel pump and it got really hot, making me think something is demanding more energy or a short circuit.

I can confirm there was no sound when rotating the key to ACC (my key does not have chip). There was also no gasoline coming out of the exhaust leading me to believe it is a fuel pump issue.

I am going to order a fuel pump and hopefully a replacement will fix it.
 

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Before going to the expense of buying a new fuel pump, and possibly finding that it is not the cure you were seeking, you might try:

Prestone Starting Fluid

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Spray for a few seconds into the inlet trunking(behind the air filter) and then try and start.

If the engine starts and runs for a few seconds and then cuts out, you have confirmed a "no fuel " situation which can then be looked at more closely.

I have used it a few times over the years, and it made finding an accurate cause of a failure easier.

And it costs very little.


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