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Car has new battery new engine , and clicks as well . key turns put wont turn on .we have 1990 acura integra. the car was stolen few moths ago can it have anything to do with how they stole the car.

New battery, new engine , timing was fixed. but car will not start. car was stolen , do you think that has anything to do with it.

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I am not sure at this time if the theft is related to the "no start". So when you turn the ignition to the start position. Do you hear the starter click or does it crank over but doesn't start? If the Immobilizer was damaged then you would not hear anything. When you stick the key into the ignition do you hear the chime or beeping? Have you verified that both battery cables are in good working order, that they are free of corrosion, and all the connections are tight. Have you bench tested the starter, to verify that it is working. Depending on what you say when you write back, You may have a defective Main Relay. The relay is located inside the dashboard, behind the change holder. When it goes bad, typically the engine will crank over but wont start. Sometimes the car is misdiagnosed to have a bad fuel-pump. Tell me what you know so far and I'll help you narrow down your search. Please be specific, it may sound silly but you are the eyes and ears of this repair. I need to know what you know and see what you see. Write back soon, good luck.

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    sharon Apr 11, 2014

    thank you for advice , my sons car. and trying to figure it out.

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    Larry Blais Apr 12, 2014

    No problem, hope to hear how the repair is going. Feel free to write back with any questions, good luck.




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Possible bad ignition if the broke the ignition this could have damaged some of the wires. if the ignition is not damaged does the car click at all while trying to start? if so this means the relay is good . if not check any relays in the fuse area. or even a bad or broken ground wire. if it clicks it could also be the starter... this is a troubleshooting issue you will need to tackle if you feel ok doing so . if not please leave it to the pros..... good luck.

Posted on Apr 11, 2014

Testimonial: "my son said dont click at all , but lights turn on and all. before use to click now it dont."



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Quick check is (1) Check heavy starter cable is tight on starter terminal and battery,
(2) Get a heavy duty jump lead and connect from negative terminal on batt to a good clean main part of the engine, A good heavy bracket or casting etc.

If starter rotates engine then the engine / chassis / batt neg terminal cables are loose or poor.

Posted on Apr 11, 2014

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Check the main power fuse that goes to the alternator output. if the alternator went out it could have burnt this fuse also.

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for you to check if it is the fuel pump, see if there is fuel running out of the hose if you remove the fuel filter. Another is to directly connect the pump to the battery. If the pump works that way, then it could be a efi relay issue which is found underneath the dash or a wiring issue.

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change the idle air control solenoid. very common for this to stall the car at idle. once going it is not in use. best of luck

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Start by checking your battery connections, both at the battery and where they connect to the car. It sounds like you have a bad ground.

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