Car has been running fine until yesterday morning. I went outside to head to the store and nothing but a click. Have full power to everything ( windows, lights, radio etc...) Checked my battery power which is fine. Tried to jump it as well and didn't work. I turn the key and you here the click click click but nothing.
I replaced the starter about 20k miles ago in late '08.
I'm not much of a mechanic but was wondering if any easy things I could check that would save me a lot of money before I have it towed tomorrow. I've been searching the forums for 30 minutes and the one thing I saw that I could try had to do with cleaning the terminals to make sure no corrosion has built up.
Outside of that any other things I might be able to check or am I basically screwed>?
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__________________ 1999 Acura 3.2 TL- Firepepper Red
IF it wont shift out of Park- lift that small cover on right side of shifter plate,
insert car key- no kidding- and push straight down-
it releases the lock and you shift to N, then car will start
This safety device is to warn of no or partial brake light operation and can also fail on its own
the ignition key part is a simple diy for the limber~
call `acura care` and see if it was ever done under recall
1 800 382 2238 x5 gets a human- have cars VIN in hand
parts store may have in stock or next day less than 50 dollars,, acura- special order
This same issue has happen to me before. don't waste your money. there is a little slot next to your shifter. take off the cover and stick you key in it.... i forgot the process but it is something like that. look it up in the owner manual.
Take battery off, have charged first then load tested. 12.4v sounds low. Check both batt. cables (both ends) to verify they are clean & tight. Have radio & nav. codes available.
Check easy stuff first. Connections are weak points.
go buy a new battery and fix the problem the easy way by replacing the dead battery, and next time you jump a car don't hook both jumper cables to the battery on the dead car you hook the positive to the battery but the negitive goes to the engine block not the neg post of the battery.
Wow, that's pricey, do you have an advance auto parts in houston, the starter should only be 125 bucks and it easy to install, two bolts and a couple wires. a lil late for that news now but I have the same issue as well.
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