Acura Legend

Tiny
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I own a 1993 Legend with 187,000 miles on it. It is a V6 and I am currently having issues with starting. Quite frequently when I try to start the car it won't turn over but all electrical power comes on. After several tries I can get the engine to turn over. I assume it is an issue with the starter but want to try and get more clarification.
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Thursday, June 21st, 2007 AT 10:24 AM

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Tiny
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FYI, I'm having the same issue I think its my distributor cap resistor (Was informed by a very good Toyota mechanic) that this could b the culprit. Very infrequent and totally unplanned. My car is a manual & I'll sink the clutch, turn the key tryin 2 turn it over & it will crank, but it doesn't start. If I leave it alone (sometimes) 4 a few minutes the car will eventually turn over.

This resistor sits on top of the distributor and has 4 leads that somehow control the electrical/voltage going the the distributor spark (Check the Haynes manual) It says this might need replacing. I would like some1 who might have had this specific problem & resolution please confirm that this is indeed the problem.

The last time this happened it took @bout 1.5 hr 4 the car 2 eventually "decide" 2 turn over. Its annoying now. I just want 2 get it fixed. TIA!
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Thursday, July 26th, 2007 AT 1:16 PM
Tiny
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I would start simple and clean the battery terminals. Don't look at them and think they look good, actually take them off and clean. If they are loose, replace. Don't forget the ground as well.

Then follow the cables to the next connection and make sure they are tight and clean. If the problem persists you might have an ignition switch failing or a starter problem. You can take the starter for a test and it will pass with flying colors and yet it still could be the problem.
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Thursday, July 26th, 2007 AT 3:51 PM

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