Car will not start

Tiny
CWCONNOR
  • 1999 ACURA RL
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 144,000 MILES

My car that has 3.5 engine will not start. Battery is good, starter is fine. It will not turn over.

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Monday, February 7th, 2011 AT 1:25 PM

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Tiny
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Get a helper disconnect a spark plug wire or two and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer.

Could be a blown fusible link, the starter, starter relay, clutch switch/park and neutral switch/transmission position switch and ignition switch assuming the battery condition and connections are good.

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Monday, February 7th, 2011 AT 10:10 PM
Tiny
COLSTON1214
  • 1999 ACURA RL
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • 145,000 MILES

Car will not start now after shutting off while driving earlier this week.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017 AT 3:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check for spark and fuel to the engine. One or the other will be missing. From there, check that circuit.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017 AT 3:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
COLSTON1214
  • 1999 ACURA RL
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • 145,000 MILES

Car shutting off once earlier this week, and now will not start. It will crank, but will not start.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017 AT 3:57 PM (Merged)
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Get a helper disconnect a spark plug wire or two and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017 AT 3:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MOWDIDI
  • 1999 ACURA RL

My car just suddenly would not start the next day. When I turn the key it does crank. I believe that is the correct term (its makes the starting noise right before it starts in a normal working car). I have done some research and many have said that it could be the main relay box under the steering wheel because it was a common problem in Acuras. So I went to the junk yard and got a new box. Turns out when I hook up the new box it now does not crank at all when I turn it. So does that mean my old box is still working and the new one is a dud? Or does it mean that both could still be bad? I have read that even tho people had a bad box. They still had a crank and it worked when they replaced it with a brand new one bought from a dealership.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017 AT 3:57 PM (Merged)
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Get a helper disconnect a spark plug wire or two and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer.

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