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

 

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ripcord, 3.5L V6, Hollywood, FL, December 31, 2012, 09:39
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If I pull back slightly on the key(exact amount of tension)the car starts right up....any ideas?

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    Tomiko December 31, 2012, 11:10
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    maybe your battery is low

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    ripcord, December 31, 2012, 16:02
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    Battery metered out at 12.71,thanks for the reply

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    PARTS GUY December 31, 2012, 11:26
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    Bad ignition switch

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    ripcord, December 31, 2012, 16:11
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    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.

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    ziptie12 January 01, 2013, 18:12
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    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).

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    ripcord, January 03, 2013, 12:45
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    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.

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    ziptie12, January 03, 2013, 17:47
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    thanks for the reply and happy new year to you too!

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