The Engine May Stall or Not Start Due to a Faulty Crankshaft Sensor on Mitsubishi Galant

The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing a no start and/or stalling condition. Replacement of the failed sensor will generally corrects this concern.

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Average mileage: 144,495 (34,000–247,500)
10 model years affected: 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant 177,000 mi,
I never had an issue starting my car. I drove it on Friday afternoon and didn't run it Sat or Sunday. I went to start it Sunday afternoon and got nothing. I put key in dash lights, radio worked but turned key fully over nothing. It didn't click absolutely no sound. I tried adding half qt of oil, nothing. I tapped the starter, nothing. I even tried jump starting it, had good spark, nothing. Its not the alternator because lights radio worked. Idk I was told starter but I know there's diff parts to it. Im unsure what it could be.
Car shuts down while driving down the road. I have not yet solved problem. Diagnostics show no errors. I will get crankshaft sensor replaced and hope it corrects the problem.
1999 Mitsubishi Galant 187,230 mi,
Everytime I start my car it starts and then stalls immediately. It stalled out in the middle of the street I got it pushed into a parking lot. After a few minutes I was able to get it started and drove it home. Now its stalling and the engine won't come on at all when I turn it on
2003 Mitsubishi Galant 140,000 mi,
car didn't start for my daughter got a code of camshaft position sensor a circut bank 1 or single sensor
2002 Mitsubishi Galant 132,000 mi,
crank wont start replaced fuel pump relays and cam senor
2002 Mitsubishi Galant 130,000 mi,
My crankshaft position sensor stopped working suddenly one day, and the car stopped running. The computer does not trigger ignition when it cannot determine the position of the crankshaft. Replacing the sensor fixed the problem. I had my timing belt and water pump replaced at the same time because they are in the same area and the mileage of my car was appropriate for it. It was a bit of an expensive repair, but it was worth it to extend the life of the car. I am now up to 175000 miles and have not experienced any further issues with this sensor.
2003 Mitsubishi Galant 152,000 mi,
I had just had my timing belt replaced and got about 45 miles down the road and the car just died. Had to replace the crankshaft position sensor
OK my car will not start for me unless I turn the key back and forth a few times and it use to only start up fast when its cool now it takes forever any time I try to go
try to find where the cam senor position is to put in one said under buy the starter other say on top
2001 Mitsubishi Galant 135,000 mi,
No solution yet. Same problem starting issues. But to make it crank I turn the key back and forth in a rapid motion to make it turn.
2002 Mitsubishi Galant 184,500 mi,
started it one day, noticed it turned over kinda rough, then the check engine light came on, took it up to Oreilly and they scanned for a crackshaft position sensor, $60 later and a little bit of elbow grease and its running like brand new. its really easy to put it in by yourself, its literally one bolt, look up the placement of it. dont want your money having someone else do it
2000 Mitsubishi Galant 247,500 mi,
It will run but dies or will not stay running
2002 Mitsubishi Galant 144,000 mi,
car run perfect then stalled crankshaft sensor problem
1999 Mitsubishi Galant 195,700 mi,
Same issue.
2006 Mitsubishi Galant 151,000 mi,
My Galant hasn't had any issues with engine or driving until it shut down while I turned onto the onramp of a freeway in SoCal on the way home today. 5/1/16. Had a friend bring his vehicle to jumpstart but it didn't help. Found this website and now about to change sensor to see if it remedies the situation
2002 Mitsubishi Galant 197,600 mi,
Bought the car from a lady who had the car for a few years. Car took a few turns of the key to start. After getting the car started and driving it for a few days it wouldn't start again until the next day after shutting it off. I was told it was the starter. I just replaced the starter myself. The car still won't start unless it hasn't been ran for a few hours. Had the oil changed the day we got the car. When I can get the car started it runs perfect.
2003 Mitsubishi Galant 135,000 mi,
I charged all the fluids (oil, transmission and more) put in a new idle control valve, cleaned the intake and still having the problem of shalling out at lights and backing up.