Q: Why won't my car start?

asked by on

I put my car back together, after replacing the transmission, with some help. I tried to start the car and nothing happened. There is no sound at all. No click, no er-er-er-er sound, no tick-tick-tick anything. I need a step by step procedure of the starter for my 2002 Acura TL 3.2L. I need to see if the person that helped me, put it on right, if everything is connected. I already looked on Youtube.com but could not find what I am looking for. I need some help, please. Can you help me with this?

My car has 208000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Ester. Thanks for contacting us today. The first step in diagnosing a problem like you’ve described is typically tracing and verifying electrical connections that engage the starter. This would begin with the car battery, followed by ground wire connections to both the ignition system and the starter. If you’d like to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location to help diagnose this issue for you, we’d be happy to help.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Why won't my car start?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My 2003 Acura TL will start right up but when I put it in gear it cuts off. It will crank back up but I get the same reaction when

Several possibilities could account for this. The torque converter could be locked up. To get an "indication" of that possibility, you could try raising engine speed to around 1,800 RPM and then, with a clear path ahead, put the gear...

Q: 05 Acura tl 6 spd will not accelerate

First see if engine will rev up out of gear to see f problem is engine throttle or you have a slipping transmission clutch. If engine runs good and revs normally then have the transmission clutch checked for needing replacement....

Q: I have a 2008 Acura TL. At idle the car is revving to low at about 500-600 rpm. The check engine light is also on.

What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.