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See the YouTube video at the link. (2002 is same as 2006)

How to Replace the Alternator on 2006 Acura MDX

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Throttle position sensor wear, carbon soot in throttle body bore and plate, weak fuel pressure from restricted fuel filter or worn pump, restricted injectors .

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I have no wiring info for your model year. With key on both positive and negative at the coil, are hot, correct?
Do you have tfi module on this vehicle?

Ford Cars &... | 636 views | 2 helpful votes

Once you prime it and it starts will it keep running or die again until primed ?

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no idea what this ones all about

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Check for voltage at the negative (-) side when the positive (+) side has power. There should be voltage on both. If not, you have a bad coil

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Check your local salvage yards.

Nissan Cars &... | 552 views | 1 helpful votes

I always went after the rear breaks first. There is a nifty little bottle with a magnet on the side you slide over the bleeder which keeps the fluid off the ground and keeps air from going bk in . Real handy if your doing them yourself.

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Consequences, they are called consequences...

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But is it a rite values. Worn ign parts cause weak spark..old cables n coil. Bad gaspump n fuel pressure reg make weak delivery

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Did you unhook the battery before you replaced the relay? If not you may have melted the fusible link wire if the hot hit a ground. Otherwise you either hooked the wires up incorrectly or got a bad brand new starter relay. It happens!

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digital part of dash ???? Instrument cluster , gauges etc.... Have the instrument cluster checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble code's , yes the instrument cluster an the BCM - body control module (GEM)
lincoln town car instrument cluster-hn5yx0wggexf1stjxkhlqwlg-3-0.gif Is this what your instrument cluster looks like ?

Principles of Operation
The instrument cluster is a hybrid electronic instrument cluster (HEC). The instrument cluster gauges, warning indicators, and message center displays are either controlled and driven directly through hardwired circuitry, or the information is requested and received through the standard corporate protocol (SCP). The instrument cluster has self-test diagnostics capabilities using the diagnostic tool.

Lincoln Cars &... | 147 views | 2 helpful votes

Hello William
Using Jump wires will not help you. It sounds like you have invoked the anti-theft system. That is normally the reason for cranking and no spark. You drive a high end car with sophisticated electronics. If there is a component failure, the only way to diagnose is to get the vehicle to a dealership. They connect it to a laptop computer and interrogate the ECM (Engine control Module).

You can try resetting the anti-theft system.

Resetting a Vehicle Anti-Theft System
This is how you reset an anti theft system if you have the anti-theft light on, or your car is cranking, but you have no spark.

Doing a full reset of the anti-theft system.

Disconnect both battery leads for at least two hours.
Hold the negative and positive leads together for 5 minutes to fully discharge any power.
Put the key in the ignition, but not turned on. VERY IMPORTANT!
Connect the positive lead.
Connect the negative lead in one swift movement.
Wait 15 minutes for the system to fully reset.

This tip I wrote explains how the anti-theft system works

Want to bypass your vehicle security system?

The short answer is you can't!

All modern cars have alarms and immobilizers. There is a chip in the key and a chip in the ignition lock. If both are present, the ECM (engine control module) releases power to the ignition circuit. When you turn the key, the starter spins the engine and you get a spark. If any one of those three items are not in the chain, you get the engine to turn, but no spark. There is no way to beat the system. You have to fix what is wrong, not find a way around it.The immobilizer is in place to stop exactly what you are trying to do.

Finally, keep all your follow-ups in the original thread by clicking COMMENT under the post of the person you are addressing. That way they get a notification. You can add to your own posts by clicking COMMENT under your original text.

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Lincoln Cars &... | 209 views | 3 helpful votes

Could be low on the gas. If is low you add gas first oil then seal then gas.

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( this is from an older post but explains everything very well)

previous answer from another member
I have worked on several vehicles with this same problem and each one was a relatively simple repair with no parts involved, first off the shift interlock has nothing to do with it and will not prevent your vehicle from going into park, it is designed to work ONLY when coming out of park. The problem your having depends on the type of shifter handle your vehicle has, if the release lever is on the bottom and you have to push up with your fingers to release it, then the problem is...there is a rubber type cover that surrounds the release button, after time it becomes distorted and bunches up preventing the shifter from fully engaging in the park position (even though it appears the vehicle is going into park)if your careful you can work the rubber cover out and your problem is fixed. If your shifter button is on the side and pressed with your thumb the cable needs to be adjusted, this cables only purpose is to prevent key removal except when in park and is easily adjusted, with the center council removed, if you look at the front of the shifter base you will see 2 cables that snap into the shifter frame, the larger one is the gear selector cable, the smaller one runs up to the steering column and operates the mechanism that prevents key removal, where the cable snaps into the shifter frame is where the adjustment is done and is identical to a kick-down cable used on older vehicles with automatic transmissions, right where it snaps into the frame there will be a button you can press down releasing a spring loaded adjustment arm, make sure you first mark the arm for reference then press down the button and adjust it a little either way until it functions properly, hope this helps and good luck )

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notify dealer

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Does my vehicle’s oil filter need to be changed with every oil change?

Valvoline recommends you replace the oil filter with every oil change, as this will eliminate any risk of contaminants trapped in the oil filter (e.g., dirt) from re-entering the new oil. Always be sure to follow the oil change frequency recommendations in your vehicle's owner's manual and to use an oil filter meeting automotive manufacturers' guidelines: e.g., USCAR. Do visit our site for more details, which clears many Oil regarding doubts. Valvoline Express Care Brampton Frequently Asked Questions

on Aug 10, 2018 | Cars & Trucks

The code doesn't tell you what to replace just that the computer thinks there is a problem on that system. Did you check sensor wiring circuits? Black wire should be ground--gray wire--ref voltage about 5 volts. The lite green wire signal to computer. The map sensor also needs vacuum.
Use a digital multimeter on signal wire, engine idling. What is the reading? Just for comparison, at idle the tps and map signals should be close to the same reading, won't be exact. If several volt difference that isn't right. In my opinion.

GMC Sonoma Cars... | 489 views | 3 helpful votes

My database calls it a front control module. It's connected to the integrated power module, basically the under hood fuse box. It seems you added some aftermarket whatever, and you done some wire splicing. I can't guarantee anything will fix it, if it isn't factory wiring setup? If you think replacing the front control module will fix it, here's the info. The instrument cluster monitors the headlamp switch. When you activate the park lamps, the instrument cluster sends a signal to the front control module, then that module grounds the control side of park lamp relay. After the key out, the front control should kill the lamps, if they are left on, after so many minutes to keep battery from draining.
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Cars & Trucks | 341 views | 2 helpful votes

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