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if it wont turn over 1st check the ground s on the car and the battery 1st. your battery can be fully charged and the car will not start even over night this can happen. then look at the starter. Note: if you have over 109K on the car and the timing belt has never been replaced you will need to have this checked as well.
The battery gives the voltage necessary to start the vehicle, then after it is started the alternator will spin off the accessory belt and recharge the battery for the next startup.If your alternator was bad the vehicle would start but turn off shortly after driving a few miles. After making sure the battery is charge, clean the battery terminals and make sure they're tightly connected to the battery. If the engine doesnt turn over, it may be your starter. The alternator on the Pacificas arent really hard to take off since theyre located on the top,so if you're second guessing its the alternator, then just release the belt tensioner pulley and loosen the alternator bolts and have it tested at your local auto parts store. Good luck
Does the engine turn over fast or is it sluggish? Headlights bright or dim? If engine turns over sluggish and headlights are dim, I'd suspect a defective/discharged battery or possibly a charging problem causing the battery problem. Start by making sure the battery cable terminals at the battery posts are clean and tight.
Put a voltmeter across the battery posts with the engine off, you should measure 12.8 volts if the battery is fully charged. Less voltage and the battery is not fully charged. When you try to start the engine, the battery voltage will drop momentarily when the starter is engaged. I would not be surprised to see the voltage to drop to 8-9 volts when the starter is engaged and the engine turning over. If it drops to a lower voltage, I would suspect a battery problem. The "service emmisions" light I would expect to be a secondary indication and resolve itself once the engine starting problem is resolved.
Alright, when you attempt to start you car, is the engine slowly trying to turn over, if so, your battery low, and maybe needs charging and replacement and if it is a new or fully charged battery, and your fuel pump is pumping and you do get pressure at the fuel filter ( located at the engine bay/firewall area) then your ignition coil is bad. Replacing the ignition coil (which is located inside the distruburator) or the whole distruburator unitt (if cheap) will work. Had this promblem on a 90 accord.
Check all your fuses first. This is a easy check and could save you money. Make sure your battery is fully charged and you have no bad connections. make sure your fuel pump is kicking in when you turn your key. You should hear it for a second or two. You might not be getting fuel to the engine. If you turn your key and hear nothing, check your battery. It may be your starter as well. If it cranks and doedn't start, check the pump. Your fuel filter may be clogged. You can spray engine starter into your carborator, then try to start it. If it starts and dies, it could be your pump. If it does this, you are getting fuel. Try the fuses first. If you need help otherwise, just write me back. Best of luck.
Fuel filter has nothing to do with the car turning over. It may prevent the car from starting. Do the engine turn over or try to crank or start. If the car is turning over but will not start it could be fuel related. Is the battery fully charged? if not charge it. Spray some starting fluid in the breather for 3 seconds to see if its fuel related. If the car starts and goes dead it is fuel related. Do this a couple of time and you should get the same results. If it does not start it will be electrical. Good Luck!!!
These cars are known for having engine related electrical problems that can be difficult to track down. One dead sensor is sufficient to prevent start up .
It is possible that your problem had nothing to do with the jump start or battery replacement.
Without a full diagnosis anyone not able to test the vehicle will be guessing.
One thing I would do is to check your fuse panels for all engine related fuses such as fuel pump, ignition and fuel injection to ensure these fuses are sound. Check all visible wiring carefully including your battery connections. Carefully disconnect and then re-connect the battery at both terminals.
Your best option is to have the car towed to a reputable repairer that is familiar with these cars so he can run a full check and isolate the problem.
Whether you have blown something in the course of jump starting the car is unknown.
In future, when jump starting these older vehicles always turn the headlights on and do not turn them off again whilst the vehicle is running until after the spare battery used for the jump start has been fully disconnected. Everything else should be off.