car wants to start but doesnt. is it the starter relay? i already replaced the distributor cap & rotor. And this problem only began when we had the stormy rainy weather in san jose CA, so it was freaking cold, but after trying 5 minutes to start, it did and had no problem driving all day long. This happened 3 times in the week when it was cold and then just finally it didnt want to start at all.
car wants to start but doesnt on 1996 Acura TL
by katias in San Jose, CA on February 01, 2010
ANSWER by Bret Bodas on February 01, 2010
There are many possibilities as to why a car wont start, and if you are going to replace parts until it's fixed, then you are doomed to waste a bunch of money. You might as well take that money and have a professional diagnose and repair this properly. If you want to do this yourself, get a good repair manual and use the troubleshooting information to diagnose this. Try http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals or http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and you can have one in minutes, for less than $30.00.
ANSWER by Visitor on December 30, 2010
I had the same problem. bought IGNITON SWITCH from advanceauto.com and put it in in about 25 minutes. acura wanted 295 to replace i did it for 60