2003 Acura TL fails to start

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#1

Why does the car failed to start at all times (makes no noise) when attempting to start? The charging system output is normal, battery meets or exceeds standard. I’m testing a theory now to see if its connected to the anti-theft system. It appears that if I leave the key in the switch without starting the car, it fails to start. If I get out of the car and reenter, it starts most of the time. If not, a second or third try usually works. Thank you.


#2

There’s more than one reason that causes your problem – fails to crank. The easiest way to figure it out is to measure the voltages at the starter motor during attempted cranking. There’s two electrical terminals there. Both should measure at least 10.5 volts from terminal to starter case during attempted cranking. Ask your shop to make those measurements for you.


#3

George, thank you very much for your response and suggestion. I’ll have a mechanic check it.

Arif