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1990 Acclaim turns over but won't start

1990 Acclaim turns over but won't fire up. We have intermittent problems that always seem to be solved by disconnecting the battery and then reconnecting it. The transmission slips (sometimes can't get out of 3rd) and that is 'fixed' by turning the car off and back on -- if any of that info helps!
This is the only car we have and we need to move in 2 weeks! Thanks

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  • irishones7 Apr 16, 2009

    Here's my own solution - firstly - this is a 1991 Acclaim, not a 1990 - oops. Disconnected and reconnected the MAP sensor and the car started right up. Just for future reference in case anyone else has the same problem!



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Try replacing the ecms

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