Car will not start

Tiny
NANDOMOLY
  • 1990 ACURA LEGEND

Six cylinder front wheel drive automatic 235,000 miles

car will not start when I turn on the key. Starter is good including battery starting switch changed the main relay and checked the switch on the automatic transmission. Also, checked the fuses not sure what to check next. The engine does not even turn.

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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 AT 9:41 PM

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Tiny
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Could be the starter, starter relay, clutch switch/park and neutral switch and ignition switch assuming the battery and connections are good.

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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 AT 1:38 AM
Tiny
T-TIRES
  • 1990 ACURA LEGEND
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Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic

my car has a key engine the problem is that when I try to start it it will not start because it needs more power. It will not even make a sound. I turn the switch but it is not working. The only way I can get it started is by jump-starting it. I do not know if it could be the battery, or the starter or even the alternator. Maybe you guys have a solution to my problem before I burn my whole electrical system. I would really appreciate it. Thank you

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:44 PM
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Starts with a jump then weak battery. Get it going then go by Auto Zone or similar have alternator battery, and starter checked out. Probably going to need battery.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
  • 1990 ACURA LEGEND
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Sometimes it will start and sometimes it will not. Do not know where to start. Start up and runs all day until stop engine and try to start and you let it sit a few second and it will start. What is the problem?

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:45 PM
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Most likely a faulty PGM-FI main relay.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:45 PM
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WEEZY1ONLY
  • 1990 ACURA LEGEND
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Six cylinder front wheel drive Automatic 210,677 miles

my car only starts when I jump it. If I try to start it with out the jump box it just clicks and the dash lights blink.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:45 PM
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BRUCE HUNT
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It sounds like alternator or battery is the real problem.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:45 PM
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HARLEYSSCAMERO
  • 1990 ACURA LEGEND
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Car starts good in the cold, but when driving to any place come out it cranks strong, but does not start until about twenty minutes or so.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:45 PM
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Next time it does that do not wait, do below immediately to determine if it is fuel or spark problem.

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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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 2:45 PM
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JLDEANS
  • 1990 ACURA LEGEND
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Six cylinder four wheel drive automatic 180,000 miles

My car will not turn on at all. The car was fine when I went into the store. I returned to the car noticing that nothing was on electrically headlights, clock, or the radio. It seems as if the car is getting no power through the car. What do you think the problem may be?

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