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Cranks but will not start

My Acura MDX 2002 is cranking but won't start. All fuses and relays have been checked. The green key on the dashboard is flashing and won't stop. I know it's supposed to flash for like 2 seconds and stop. I had both of my keys checked to make sure it wasn't the keys. Both keys are good and the guy that checked them said that its not the antienna ring or the immobilizer receiver because if it was he would have got an error. The engine has been checked as well. No engine lights on the dash have came on. There are no computer codes that have popped up. I took my car to the shop and they can't figure out what's wrong with it. Any help or suggestions would be great.

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  • Michelle Jul 16, 2013

    Not sure if you misunderstood but the vehichle has been checked over. Its not a spark plug issue. The guy that checked my keys said something isn't talking to the computer. I think its something in between the computer and the immobilizer. He said the imoobilizer and antienna ring are working because he would have got an error if they were not. I am running out of option and not sure what else to do.

  • Bestway Jul 17, 2013

    Michelle, I think you need to take it to the Accura Dealer who have the diagnostic equipment to zero in on the problem. When it comes to computer on highend vehicles, you can't take a chance. Not the cheapest but may be worth getting out of frustration.


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Did who checked the engine, did he check spark plugs? Give it a shot to check if they are ok or do they need replacement.

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