Triton 2002 V6 Petrol Manual Starting issues

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Triton 2002 V6 Petrol Manual Starting issues

Postby cindymeyer1087 on Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:01 pm

I've got a Mitsubitsu Dual Cab Triton 2002, V6 PETROL manual bought second hand 5 years ago. Always run perfectly, but recently having starting problems when the engine is hot. The items below I've got changed to try to solve it, but still hasn't solved the issue:

Fuel tank clean, Fuel filter, Spark plugs, Ingnition Module, Crankshaft Position Sensor. 

Both mechanics had said that the car is in very good condition, as I had major service done and things replaced: tsilshaft centre bearing, aircon cool system and regas, radiator hoses, bypass hose, thermostat and gasket, flush cooling system. Time belt and all fan belts and battery terminals. Battery is 1.5 - 2 years old

I was wondering if someone had same issue or can recommend something else. It starts 'fine' the first time of the day (1-2 secnds), but when I drive and park the car and come back in 10-15min it struggles to start and get worse along the way (like 5-7 seconds) when i turn car off and start immediately it takes maybe 1-2 seconds to start. It used to start straight away, and its worrying me as it let me down one day and couldn't get it going with jump-start leads. 

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Re: Triton 2002 V6 Petrol Manual Starting issues

Postby explorer.dave on Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:56 pm

I would be suspicious of the starter motor, or the electrical connections to it.
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Re: Triton 2002 V6 Petrol Manual Starting issues

Postby NowForThe5th on Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:08 pm

Hmmm. 18 years old. How many kilometres?
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Re: Triton 2002 V6 Petrol Manual Starting issues

Postby cindymeyer1087 on Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:07 pm

278000 km which I've done 80000 over last 5 years.
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Re: Triton 2002 V6 Petrol Manual Starting issues

Postby RHKTriton on Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:41 am

Brushes in starter motor probably worn out. Once the starter is warmed up by the engine bay, the combination of worn brushes and reduced magnetism in starter motor will work against you.

Also, has fuel pump ever been replaced? This is also probably worn out.
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