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2005 Acura tl car won't start

Turn ignition car doesn't make a sound and doesn't start. Battery replaced 9/8/2012.

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Do you get warning lights on the dash ?
If yes, a mechanic would check for voltage at the starter.
The circuit between the key switch and the starter has a neutral or clutch safety switch that could have failed.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013

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  • Jim Agliata Jan 13, 2013

    Thank you so much for your reply. Yes it does come on. So I guess if the problem is in the switch then a jump to get it to a garage isn't going to happen. I guess it would have to be towed. Nonetheless I will attempt a jump and see from there what I can do. Thanks you again.

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    Stephen Jan 13, 2013

    You might want to try cranking it in neutral to see if the problem is the safety switch.

  • Jim Agliata Jan 13, 2013

    I will try that. If it should start then I should have it replaced? Any idea what the cost is to replac if needed?

  • Jim Agliata Jan 13, 2013

    Your a genius. It worked. Move the gear shift to neutral turn the key and nothing. Moved gear shift back to park turned the key and it turned right over. Bless you.

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    Stephen Jan 13, 2013

    I don't know how much it would cost to have the switch replaced. It would depend on your location and labor rates. Most any full service garage can handle it.

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This procedure usually finds something forgotten:

Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter. Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine.

  • Check the battery the simple way, like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
  • Check the starter and solenoid:
If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck bendix gear.
  • Make a simple test of the alternator:
If you can, somehow get the engine running, measure the voltage at the battery. It should be at least 13.6 volts to properly charge the battery.

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SOURCE: Tail light replacement 2005 acura TL

if it's a tail light housing that broke, and not the bulb that simply burnt out, i'm afraid your solution isn't that simple. you have to at least loosen the bumper on the side that the tail light need be replaced. which will include removing the mud flap on that side of the car, removing all the clips on the bottom of the bumper, and removing the two bolts behind the quarter sized plastic covers just inside the trunk lid.

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you need a 6 inch extension, short 3/8 ratchet, 5/8 plug socket, 3/8 swivel "u" joint, (sold at sears) 8mm 1/4 drive socket deep well and 1/4 inch ratchet.

find the coil packs (6 total, three in each head.)
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twist the pack to break the sticking boot below.
pull up (be careful to not rip the boots however it may still happen but rare.)
remove coil packs, the rear is a little more difficult with the intake.
use 6" extension and u joint and ratchet to remove plugs and replace.
reverse order to assemble. Good luck, and hoped this helped.

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