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Why does my 2001 acura cl 3.2 start then stall

Car starts but only runs a second or so then shuts off.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


SOURCE: acura tl won't start

Ignition switch problem?

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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SOURCE: radio error on Acura

you need to take the neg (-) battery cable off to reset the radio. you can only enter the radio code 3 times incorrectly than it will lock up. i think you can pull the back up fuse from the under hood fuse box for 10 seconds and that will also reset it.

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SOURCE: car ill not start

you need the electrical part of the ignition switch this is a common problem on this model.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: radio error on Acura

We had the same problem. As advised from another website, we unhooked the battery and hooked the cables together for about 10 minutes. This reset the radio and allowed us to put in the 5-digit code. Now we're jammin'!

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Acura MDX Stalling.

you may want to check the ground wire for the engine; if the car just shut down it's possibly an electrical. if the ends are corroded replace.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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