“Real” Chrysler vehicle (which have ChryCo ECUs) had a method by which you retrieve your codes by turning your key in a certain position and look at the CE light. But Mitsu ECUs do not do that (Unless they are hacked, like TMO, but that isn’t available for non-turbo cars).
OBD is great to show you what sensor problem you might have in a running car. But it isn’t likely to show you why the car is not starting…
I would start with the basics:
- Spark test
- Compression test
- Check for fuel in the cylinders (while cranking for compression).
- Check for pressure (if there is no fuel in the cylinders while cranking with spark plugs out).
Things that can be wrong:
- Jumped timing belt (this will show up in the compression test).
- Bad distributor (will show up in the spark test).
- Bad ECU/Fuel system
If you do not have a compression tester, you can pick one up at Sears for around $25. Or AutoZone might have it for “rent”. Also, see if AutoZone would “rent” you out a code reader. But like I said before, it isn’t likely to show you the problem.
Lastly, I just parted out perfectly running ’95 Summit 2.4, so I have a lot of part which could help you (ECU, distributor or even the head).
That only works on pre-OBD2 cars . Eventhough, OBD2 was not required until '96. US spec LRVs/Summit got OBD2 in '95.
Edit: Doh, I didn't read long enough :blush-anim-cl: I guess that there is a way to read Mitsu OBD2 codes without a reader. I just always had the reader, so I never bothred to learn if there was a way do it without...
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