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2005 Acura TSX Question: Car won't start

 

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Tsxallthaway, Naranjito, PR, October 18, 2010, 11:49
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I noticed about a week ago my car has been trouble starting. It make a noise like it chugs or struggles to turn over and this morning it wouldn't even turn over it just makes like a ticking noise now so I got it towed and when the guy came he said it sounds like a timing chain?? Could it be? It's a 2006 tsx with 110000 km.

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    Superbob October 18, 2010, 12:28
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    Sounds to me like you have a starting or charging system problem. Get the battery, starter and alternator checked. I don't understand how this symptom could be caused by a broken timing chain, and I sure hope it isn't because a broken chain (or maybe the tensioner) could be a big problem. If this explanation sounds right to you, find another mechanic.

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    Visitor, February 22, 2011, 09:59

    I started having that problem in my car and it was happening because the timing chain was beginning to slip off.

    I didn't learn about the timing chain being off until I had to have the motor replaced at my expense. I wouldn't wait and get it checked out.

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