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The two solutions do not apply to my Acura, last year a ney starter was fitted, Ijumped the car, but it still did not start. The car had given no problems up to now, the check engine and maint/reqd lights comes on but they go out shortly after. I have half a tank of gas left but wonder if the fuel pump or gas pump could have failed, BRON

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Yes if fuel pump is faulty,then this types of problems occur.To confirm if the fuel pump is faulty.Get the fuel pressure checked,.If the fuel pressure is low then its faulty fuel pump and clogged fuel filter.Both has to be replaced. ------- But if fuel pressure checks ok then there are many other possibilities too for this problem:---

1) First of all check the power and voltage to the battery. With meter it will show exact 12 volt if the battery is charged. If the voltage is less get the battery charged at local auto repair shop. If the battery is internally drained and not getting charged then its time to replace the battery.

2) When you crank the car do you see spark coming at the spark plug? If no then its time to check the spark plugs and coil pack. If the spark plugs are not worn out and looks new then its time to check coil pack. The spark plug gets power to spark from coil pack.

3) The other thing to check in this case is the starter solenoid of the car. If the battery is charged and you start the car then it gives power to the starter to start the car. But if starter is faulty or not connected properly then car will not start.

4) The other thing to check in this case is fuel in the car. If there is fuel in the car then check the blockages in the fuel pump if the fuel pump looks proper then check the fuel filter above the fuel pump.

5) If all the above possibilities mentioned above checked out OK/perfect then it's a electrical issue and the wiring's in the car needs to be checked. The car gets power from the battery to get started. so the wires from battery needs to be checked one by one.


Also one more thing.As you mentioned in your question that,check engine light comes and goes.This is a indication of error code stored in the car computer.If the problem repeats again n again then it's advisable to get car scanned at diagnosis center to get error codes, At diagnosis center you will receive the error code. As per the error code it will detect the exact faulty part in the car due to which the problem is occurring. For more help: --- at it's absolutely free to get car scanned.

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