Mechanics

WHEN I START MY CAR I HEAR A CLICKING NOISE, AND IT TAKES ABOUT 5 MINUTES OF TRYING BEFORE IT ACTUALLY STARTS. ALSO, NOW THE RADIO WILL NOT COME ON. I'VE BEEN HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE CABLES CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY FOR AWHILE NOW.

1999 Acura TL • 178,830 miles

I have always had problems with the battery cables connected to the battery. It starts eventually and runs. Sometimes it starts right away but sometimes it takes a few minutes.
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Nutbru
April 14, 2012.



What happens when it dont start? Nothing at all? Dash lights on?


Tiny
Fixitmr
Apr 14, 2012.
Yes. Lights come on on the dash, air conditon works, power in car. But as of a yesterday the radio does not come on anymore.


Tiny
Nutbru
Apr 14, 2012.
Sounds like bad connections like you say. I have had to replace connectors to get a good enough voltage to work right consistantly. Just to check trans switch, have you tried starting in neutral too?


Tiny
Fixitmr
Apr 14, 2012.
Sounds like electrical connections issues.


Tiny
Fixitmr
Apr 20, 2012.