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Old 12-06-2018, 10:42 PM
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Hey, I just found this community and I'm hoping someone can help me out a little bit. I have an 04 Acura TL and I can't get my car to start. I checked the fluids in my battery today, cleaned the connections, and tried jumping the battery I had on but I still couldn't get the car to start. When I'd put my key in the ignition, my instrument panel would light up and the lights in my car would come on but when I go to crank, the car just cuts off completely without a sound. I took the battery up to autozone and sure enough the battery was dead so I bought a new one, hooked it up, and got my alternator checked out as well while I was there and everything was looking good. I drove around a bit and even had my car off for about 40 minutes and then drove home fine. I had an appointment about an hour later after parking at home and my car won't start again and is doing exactly what it was before I replaced the battery.
Prior to this happening, my car has been acting a bit strange. I'd say about a year and a half ago I ran into an issue where my VSA light would come on and I couldn't accelerate anymore and the car would run really rough. I found out it was the throttle body and replaced the entire part as well as my air intake and everything was fine for about a year. About 6 month ago the VSA light started coming on again and I wasn't able to accelerate. There was nothing wrong with the throttle body and I replaced both the throttle body and sensor a year ago so it made no sense for anything to be wrong with it. I found that if I took off my battery connections and waited about 10-20 minutes everything was fine and I had no more problems with the VSA but I have random lights come on and go away on my instrument panel. Usually it's the airbag light or check engine light but sometimes the lights would disappear on their own.
The only other issue I'd noticed with my car prior to this was that my car felt very shaky when I'd be stopped in drive. If I shift the car to neutral or park the rattling goes down drastically. However if I'm in drive and idling along or stopped, the car vibrates a lot and is kind of shaky. I replaced all 3 motor mounts to try to combat this issue (2 were broken) and although the rumbling went down, it never really went away.
I have no idea if any of this is related or not to the situation I have going on now but I'm not sure what to do and I'm also really broke and would prefer to fix this myself rather than spend $100 on a diagnostic and then have to pay more from there to fix the issue. If I have to go through the diagnostic I will, but any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:57 PM
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I would also like to mention, now that I think about it, I replaced the starter about 6 months ago as well.
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Geez, can't read that; paragraphs are your friend.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:00 PM
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Is there a way I can edit the post and space it out a bit?
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Is there a way I can edit the post and space it out a bit?
I think there is a 15-minute timeout for editing a post.
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Which 3 motor mounts did you replace?


My money is on the alternator because it sounds like it isn't charging the battery
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My bet is bad cables. You have power under light load, then attempt to start, and entire car goes completely dead.
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