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1998 Acura 3.2 TL Starter problem

Hi, Recently my acura would take 3 or 4 key turns to start. Then 10 to 20 to start and now I only get a "click" when I turn the key. I would appreciate advice on whether it is a problem with the starter, Solenoid, possible a bad ground or something else. Thanks in advance.

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  • mike Apr 14, 2009

    I should have posted that I checked the battery and even when I put it on a charger overnight and it was charged I still just get the "click", which I assumed was the solenoid trying to spin the starter. But thank you for your assistance. Any other thoughts?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    On my 2000 Acura tl the green key will come on but won't start what does that mean it just started fine then I turned it off and now it won't start what do I do



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Hi there,
I dont know about your other problems with the solenoid or etc., but i recently replaced the starter on my cousin's Acura TL (98yr.).Now if this is your problem I can help,1st. disconnect your battery so you dont get fried!!! LOL,next you have to remove the cv boot or cv axel from the tranne no exceptions.Then you remove the lower bolt (which you get to under the car by the driverside tire)the last bolt is in the back by the fire wall (facing the oppesset side of the stater) they dont tell you that @ the dealers. Hope that the information I provided will help GOD BLESS!!!!!

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The click you hear justifies low voltage from the battery ck battery first then ck alternator output, it should be no lower than 13.25 v battery should be fully charged to load test.


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  • james shack Apr 15, 2009

    was the battey load tested ? ck cable to solenoid, for corroision throughly focus on the end at terminal and eyelet. under insulation.
    if it is possible try swapping out the battery with a no doubt hot battery. if you can take battery to autozone, pepboys, local part store that can put a load on that battery and see what state it is in

    i still tink it is low voltage



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It is not the battery. Your description indicates gradually worsening, intermittent failures. Mine too. I am going to replace it, since the only other option is rebuild it. No thanks

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