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What would cause a car to crank but not start on a 2002 ACURA TL 3.2L?

I sprayed starter fluid into the trottle body and it still won't start. I connected the OBDII, no DTC codes. How many possible causes are there. I need someone's help.

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Have u done a tune up new plugs wires and distributor cap and rotary button or ignition coil

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About a hundred --need to eliminate if problem is electrical or fuel ---does it have spark --is there fuel pressure etc

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Could be crank sensor cam sensor coil pack any number of things try plugging in OBD2 and starting at Van while it's in default if it starts to good possibility that your crank sensor.

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    Could be crank sensor cam sensor coil pack any number of things try plugging in OBD2 and starting at Van while it's in default if it starts to good possibility that your crank sensor.


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No reaction to starting fluid means no spark. Cam sensor, timing sensor, spark plug coils etc. Likely will take a mechanic with professional testing tools to find the cause.

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SOURCE: 1996 Acura TL 2.5 -- DTC (Cylinder 4 Misfire)...

remove the valve covers and check the spark plug seals .. maybe theyre old and brittle and need replacement.. maybe arent sealing well and allowing oil down to the plug

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SOURCE: have spark,no fire,sprayed starter fluid into throtle body but does not start

Turn key forward listen for the fuel pump to pressurize if you don't here anything then your fuel pump needs replaced and it's in the tank.

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SOURCE: My car battery dies for @ two hours i jumped it and then the radio wont work and is flashing code. i read manuel and did what it instructed for entering code provided with car and it still wont work w

Try the code again. Turn car key on. Turn radio on. Enter the 6 digit code, using the numbers on the preset channel button. It might take more than one time, if you entered the code wrong the first time. I entered it wrong the first time, took a few tries to unlock with correct code. Did it again today with the right code, and it worked the first time I entered it.

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SOURCE: 1992 Firebird wont crank

I believe i would check my module or rotor it may not be getting enough the moter.

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SOURCE: dakota wont start

your pickup coil could be the problem. not geting enough spark or sparking all the time

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