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What does it mean if your 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse started with some hesitation but the radio wouldn't come on you shut the car off and turned it back on and then the radio worked?

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September 14, 2011 12:46AM

You might have a bad battery. Check if your battery is not leaking acid and also take a volt meter and check if the battery is reading around 12v if around 12V it should be ok, if if reading below 11V then you have a bad battery. If you don't know how to use a volt meter take your battery to a auto parts store they should have a battery tester (Autozone will most defintly have it). If your have a good battery try checking your alternater. Again some auto parts store should have a alternater tester (Autozone will most defintly have it.) If you have a system in your car and you still have the original battery it likely it is your battery, try buying a Optima battery yellow cap or yellow cap at Autozone they work great for systems puls they have realy good warrenties. Also if your running a system over 800 watts peck I aslo recammed using 4 Gauge wire and using a capacitor no less than then 2.5 fard. Bleive me they work don't bleive what other people say about cpacitors not helping out your system. My cusin's stero went out all of the sudden and so did his amp. I checked his battery, it was well below working condetions. The only thing helping him turn on his car was his capacitor. He would of been stuck if it wern't for his capacitor.