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Yesterday my Acura 3.2tl started and ran fine. Tonight I tried to start it but as soon as it started to run, it died and all electrical power was lost. I turned the key back to off, gave it a few seconds, all power came back, and I tried again. The same thing happened and I tried two more times. The last time I tried though, the power never came back. Now my car has no power to any electrical components at all. Any idea what could be stopping it? The battery is fully charged and both posts are clean and secured to the battery cables.

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It usually turns out to be a bad main relay or from what you are describing, a bad ignition switch.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013

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SOURCE: nothing happens when you turn the key

sounds like you need to check te battery conecttion and make sure they are clean and tight

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 95 lumina dies and then starts back up and runs fine.

Electrical problem can be the most frustrating and difficult to diagnois especially when you are not phsyically at the vehicle. I will attempt to point you in the direction you should be looking. Right off the bat it sounds as if you are running low on power when the demand is high. First thing to suspect is the battery. For some reason it is low on electrical power.
Next thing is to figure out why. The first thing I would check are the cable ends. Are they corroded? It may not look as if the are, but they still could be. Clean them thouroghly.At times, when they are corroded that may be enough to stop the flow of current from the alternator to keep the battery charged up. If they look good, you may want to put your battery on a charger. Pay attention to the meter and see how much the battery is down. If it taking a lot of charge it could be it needs replacing, but charge it up and see how it works. Remember when charging a battery, first remove the caps and see if the cells are low on water. If they are your battery is probably the culprit. When a battery starts using water it's usually because some of the plates have over heated and warped, which causes them to touch each other and short out. BTW, when charging a battery make sure you remove the caps during charging. So leave them off after you check the water, AND if you need water use only distilled water. You can buy it just about anywhere, grocery store, Walmart, KMart, etc.
Check your altanator belt and make sure it is tight and not streached out. That could also be why the battery is not keeping up with the demand.
If that dosen't cure it, next take your battery in and have it tested and see if it is up to snuff. I hope this helps you and please let me know through your rating of this advice.

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SOURCE: 1997 chevy Cav, Intermittent starting issues

Might be something in your gas tank that gets stuck, I've heard of people putting whiffle balls in peoples gas tanks and that happens.

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SOURCE: 02 saturn l200 starts then dies immediately

try your spare key it sounds like the transponder in the key is going bad

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SOURCE: 99 Acura TL dies when I try to start

I have helped many Honda/Acura owners on this issue. Many mechanics will replace many parts prior to solving this problem, which then creates unnecessary repairs and spending. So here is my diagnosis: Notice if your speedometer drops to zero when your engine dies while driving. If this happens its your ignition switch failing. Ignition switches in Honda/Acura vehicles years 97-02 encounter faulty or shorted internal contacts. This causes premateur electrical failure to vital engine electrical parts, causing vehicle to stall intermittedly. A recall has been in place since 2002, approximately 1.3mil vehicles are affected, call your local honda/acura dealer for info and possible free repair or replace the ignition switch yourself. Hopefully my info helps you!!

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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