If I pull back slightly on the key(exact amount of tension)the car starts right up....any ideas?
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2001 Acura RL Question: Ignition will click once but not start the car.
Answer #1Tomiko December 31, 2012, 14:10Journeyman
maybe your battery is low
Replyripcord, December 31, 2012, 19:02Rookie
Battery metered out at 12.71,thanks for the reply
Answer #2PARTS GUY December 31, 2012, 14:26Master
Bad ignition switch
Replyripcord, December 31, 2012, 19:11Rookie
That's what I thought.Acura says it's a bad starter.'It's @ another shop now,this mech. also says a bad starter.
New starter being put in now.I'll let u know how it works out.BTW 2nd shop charged 1/4 of the Acura estimate.
Answer #3ziptie12 January 01, 2013, 21:12Master
Due to the specific condition described about the key position , I would be really surprised if it actually is the starter. PLEASE post the actual repair , when it's done. I'm personally leaning towards the ignition switch, but that doesn't mean much(other than that I have poor balance).
Replyripcord, January 03, 2013, 15:45Rookie
My mech. put in the starter and since I got the car back I've started it up about 6 times with no problems.He must have been right,but I still don't understand it. Glad it was the starter,much cheaper than an ign. switch.
Thanks again for the reply and happy new year.
Replyziptie12, January 03, 2013, 20:47Master
thanks for the reply and happy new year to you too!