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Why wont my 1989 acura legend start, it cranks up but it wont start?

Well i was driving going at 40mph when suddenly i felt my speed drop by its self. i drove to the side of the street, my engine light turned on and thats when it just died. it cranks up and everything but it wont start. what do u think it might be?

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Probably your fuel pump. If its EFI remove the cap from the shreader valve on the fuel rail and turn the key to the on position. Listen to see if you can hear the fuel pump kick on. Leave the key on and press the shreader vlave. if fuel doesn't come out hard and strong then either it's the pump (most likely) or the fuel pump relay might be bad. That relay can be changed with other relays of the same part number in the fuse console under the hood. Try switching it out and see if the car starts. If all that checks out good then the next step I would take is to look at the cam / crank sensor.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013

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    goofst3r96 Jan 19, 2013

    we checked the gas pump yestherday and gas was going through all the lines correctly. i recently changed the water pump which made me have to change the timing belts and the alternator. do u think that has anything to do with it?

  • xkikbxr Jan 24, 2013

    If you have fuel flowing I would pull one spark plug just to make sure the injectors are opening and fuel is getting into the cylinders. The plug should be wet with gas. After that I would check to make sure you have spark. If you don't have spark then retrace all the connections you made for your alternator but honestly if no spark is there I'd probably be looking at a new crank / cam position sensor Look for any wires that may have come undone during the process of changing the timing belt. If you have spark and fuel then the last thing I would check is to make sure your timing belt is still nice and tight and that you didn't jump time I know my son changed the timing belt on his toyota and he did do it right and it jumped time. after the 2nd time it jumped the time we got to looking at it real good and found that the crank seal was leaking and oil was getting on the timing belt causing to get real slick at higher rpms and the belt would slip. I hope this helps.



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if you follow your brake pedal up youll see usally a white colored plastic a plunger type switch it looks like a threaded rod thread it until the brake lights go off ,youre trying to push the plunger in,turn it just untill the lights go off,if it does it again its probally skipping on the threads and youll have to replace it

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i know that if ur car died it most likely has something to do with the alternator or the process in which the fuel gets to the spark

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SOURCE: 1994 Acura Legend check engine light is on. When

turn the ignition key to the acc or lock position with the odometer reading showing.

while holding the trip/reset button turn the ignition to the on position. light should flash and go out!

reset done. if you have any more issues plese ask. good luck

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SOURCE: my 93 acura legend wont start. Ticking sound??

That sounds like a dead battery. The ticking sound is the relay (a type of switch) which enables power to the starter motor when you turn the key. If the battery is weak, the relay will click, but there is not enough power to turn the starter motor.

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SOURCE: 91 acura legend will not start

Take off the hose to the throttle body and look for any obstructions. This has been know to cause performance issues similar to those described

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