Gauges dropped engine died


earlpitts
05-30-2009, 08:27 PM
97 Eclipse 2.0 NON turbo. The gauges dropped and the engine quit. the car will turn over now but will not start. Any ideas anyone as to were to start looking?

david-b
05-30-2009, 09:00 PM
Is your Check Engine Light on at all?

When you listen in on the back seat, do you hear the fuel pump kicking in?

Do you have spark?

earlpitts
05-30-2009, 09:07 PM
Check Engine light Is on now..yes..Im not sure about the fuel pump running. Is there a fuse which would do all this? The car was purchased with a bad ECU and the ECU in it now came from a junk yard

david-b
05-30-2009, 09:09 PM
I would get or rent some sort of CEL tester. If the car doesn't run, I believe you can rent them at Autozone for pretty cheap. That would be your best bet to see what's causing the CEL to trip before checking anything else. I bet that leads straight to your problem.

earlpitts
05-30-2009, 09:16 PM
I do have a CEL tester but im not where the car is now. I will run the test tomorrow...what has me confused are the gauges dropping to zero right before the car died

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