Ignition will click once but not start the car. on 2001 Acura RL

If I pull back slightly on the key(exact amount of tension)the car starts right up....any ideas?

by in Hollywood, FL on December 31, 2012
3 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by on December 31, 2012
maybe your battery is low
COMMENT by on December 31, 2012
Battery metered out at 12.71,thanks for the reply
ANSWER by on December 31, 2012
Bad ignition switch
COMMENT by on December 31, 2012
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. Thanks alot.
ANSWER by on January 01, 2013
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).
COMMENT by on January 03, 2013
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.
COMMENT by on January 03, 2013
thanks for the reply and happy new year to you too!