Question about Acura Cars & Trucks
When I turn the ignition the lights flicker and the starter is clicking. It has happened on and off for a few weeks and would start when using a booster pack. Tonight it won't start even with a boost. I have tried disconnecting the bluetooth as that was noted as being an issue. The battery sometimes holds its charge at 12.5 volts and would get up to 14 when it was running, however tonight I noticed that something is draining it rapidly once the engine is turned off.
First, have Autozone verify the battery is indeed good. THEN, The only way i have found battery loads when the car is off is to put an ampmeter in-line with the battery while the car is NOT running and the key is OFF. Be careful to not overload meter. no lights should be on. Yeah, that means the doors must be closed. If load is low, but in meter range, have someone look at meter while removing one fuse at a time. Put each fuse back in before going to the next one. Log amp reading for each fuse that makes the meter change. I would be looking for a load above 100ma or 0.1 amp.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 95 F150 wont crank
the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Find the relay making the clicking noise by setting your finger on top lightly, then check map on under side of cover for identification.
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
the battery says 12 volts but may be dropping to 4 or 5 under a load...i would suggest jumpstarting the car and see what happens.the battery should read in the high 12 volts and not less than 9.5 under cranking. the dash lights go out on your car when starting,and the alarm will go off ,and disable the ignition if the voltage is too low in cranking the car because the computer will shut it down and activate the anti theft.....check your battery posts are tight. best of luck
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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