Common symptoms of a dead battery on a Mitsubishi.
- Engine cranks very slowly but won't start
- The car turns on but won't start
- START button lights up, but the car won't start
- Lights turn on, but the car won't start
- You can hear a click, click, click, but the engine won't start
What you will need
How to test the battery on any Mitsubishi.
- Set the vehicle in park and turn off the ignition.
- Pull the hood release under the dashboard and open the hood.
- Locate the battery on the driver's side of the engine.
- Connect the red clamp from the tester to the positive battery terminal.
- Connect the black to the negative battery terminal.
- Allow the scanner to turn on, then select IN VEHICLE TESTING.
- Select input Cold Cranking Amp (CCA).
- Look at the battery; it should have a CCA rating if not enter 600.
- Continue to test the battery.
After a minute, the test will show tested Good or Replace Battery.
If your battery shows as Good - Need Charging, then either jump-start the vehicle and let it idle or drive for at least 30 min or use a battery charger to charge the battery fully.
This article covers only the battery problem. For more help, see our comprehensive guide that discusses all possible Mitsubishi no-start issues.
These instructions work on all Mitsubishi vehicles, including Galant, Lancer, Outlander, Montero, Eclipse, etc.