Will not start

Tiny
JOHNP
  • 1993 ACURA LEGEND
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 115,000 MILES

My car will not stay running. It will start and stay running as long as you hold the key in the start position, then when you let it go back to the run position it stops. Also no dash light: check engine, etc. Do not light up when the key is in the run position.
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Monday, February 14th, 2011 AT 12:38 AM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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I would be suspecting a faulty ignition switch, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Monday, February 14th, 2011 AT 6:13 AM
Tiny
NICK W
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I had the same problem and I replaced the electrical switch on the back of my ignition cylinder.
But now the key will not turn at all, what do I do now?

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 9:01 PM
Tiny
RIVERMIKERAT
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Make sure the two parts line up properly, Nick.

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 AT 9:29 PM
Tiny
RIVERMIKERAT
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JohnP, have you replaced the ignition switch or otherwise fixed your problem yet?

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 AT 9:30 PM
Tiny
ALBOOGY
  • 1993 ACURA LEGEND

Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic 113,500 miles

I start my car and after running it for a while my service engine light comes on and if I was to shut the car off it will not start up again. I have to wait to car cools down to start up again. I have replace fuel pump as well as fuel filter and still does the same thing. What could it be?

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 3:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHODGES64
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My car is doing the same thing. I replaced both O2 sensors, hoping it would turn off the light. No luck. Now, the check engine light is almost always on and the car revs high when idling, between 3000 and 4000 rpm. It is drinking my gas. I thought it might be running too much fuel into the fuel injector.

Most places around here do not have the computer diagnostic equipment for a car this old.

Any ideas?

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 3:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TALKINGBLUES
  • 1993 ACURA LEGEND

Six cylinder front wheel drive automatic 220,000 miles

Sometimes my car will not start. I bought a new battery, but the problem continues. The engine turns over, but it just will not start. The fuel pump is working properly. What could be the problem?

Thank you.

Anthony G. Small

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 3:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Anthony,

If the engine can be cranked, it is not the fault of the battery or the starter.

You would have to test if it is sparks or fuel that is causing the problem. The fuel pump could be working but the injectors might not be pulsing.

Click the "First Things To Check " link at bottom of post to get an idea what to look for.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 3:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
VGT
  • 1993 ACURA LEGEND
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 245,000 MILES

I turn the key and I can tell the starter works, but I do not know why it will not start. It was driving fine then just turned off and will not turn back up.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 3:32 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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You need to verify what is causing the problem. It could be ignition sparks, fuel or mechanical faults that is preventing the engine from being started.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 3:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JOHNLO
  • 1993 ACURA LEGEND

Six cylinder front wheel drive automatic 123,000 miles

sometimes I start my car and it starts right away, but sometimes I start my car and it does not start. It make the sound like it is going to start, but it does not start. What is the problem?

And I started my car yesterday left it to warm up, five minute later the car turn it self off. What is the problem?

Please help me

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