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2008 MDX will not start just clicks

Hey i have a problem with my 2008 navi mdx, i tried to start it but it just clicks, ive tried a booster pack, jump starting the car nothings working, i had to leave at my works parking lot overnight, any suggestions why it doesnt start?

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Corroded battery terminals, clean them, and try jumper cables.
both way use same crappy terms.
what transmission A/T or M/T my guess, A/T
so wiggle the gear shift, try neutral starts. this is the PRNDL switch
wiggling it finds new fresh brass on the switch contacts,
wiggle as you crank the key.
if that fails
then hot wire the starter solenoid.
if that act causes cranking, then the starter and battery and cables are good. and means the KEY LINE is bad.
if no crank , hot wired, then that means the starter bad. (battery good , battery charged in all cases)

see hot wiring here.

http://www.fixkick.com/nocrank.html

in a nut shell
1: battery charged at 12.6vdc. rested.
2: chock wheels, all brakes set., in PARK (or M/T in neutral.)
3: gain access to the starter
4: unplug the key line (that is the tiny wire) on starter solenoid.
5: keys in pocket
6: jumper the solenoid tiny wire, to the big outboard lug on solenoid.
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
it wont start, keys are in pocket.
the starter is good, i save you 1/2 the diagnosis. in 1 simple step
put the wire back removed in #4
if its dead, the KEY line is dead. ask how to fix that. next. i f so be...

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 acura mdx navi 4.62

Heres what you should do:
1. Start up vehicle.

2. Hold down buttons: MENU + MAP/GUIDE + CANCEL for 5 seconds, (the "Select Diagnosis items" screen will appear) then do the following:

3. Hold down only MAP/GUIDE (again) for 5 seconds (A screen with a "Complete" button, will appear).

4. Tap the "Complete" button on screen, and then the "Return" button.

5. Restart vehicle. Everything will work! That screen won't popup anymore! =)

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SOURCE: car did not crank or start.

check battery cables at battery, gray deposits (dust like) build up

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: car wont start. is not the battery.

The clicking you hear is the starter solenoid trying to fire the starter. Generally an indication of loss of full power to the starter itself.
It can in fact be a bad wire to the starter, weak battery, dirty battery connections, etc. When in doubt try the horn. If it goes full blast look beyond the battery. Start at your battery terminals and clean them, checking the wires there as well for creeping corrosion. Then work your way to the starter connections checking for corrosion and dirt.
If all else checks out the issue is likely in the starter solenoid, internal connections. These wear with age and are replaceable on most Japanese vehicles.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 Acura MDX bluetooth stopped

Bluetooths have batteries, Rechargeable. If it won't hold a charge replace the batt.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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