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I have a 2001 Acura 3.2 tl I was driving and stopped at a

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Hey I have a 2001 Acura 3.2 tl I was driving and stopped at a stop sign and it just died on me. When I turned it over it wouldn't start.the fuel pump wasn't turning on when I turn the key so I figured it was the fuel pump relay. I went to autozone and got a new one and it still wouldn't turn over so I got another one just in case still nothing .so I figured it was the fuel pump it when I sprayed starting fluid in the intake it wouldn't fire. Can you help me?
JA: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?
Customer: Park and yeah I always double check that.
JA: What is the model of your '01 Acura?
Customer: What's the wheel lock feature? The model is 3.2 tl
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes hoping to. All I have done is the fuel pump relay. I don't want to spend money on a fuel pump if that's not the issue.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Nope
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Acura Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

when you first turn the key on,do you here the fuel pump come on nfor 2 seconds?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Nope nothing
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

are you sure?,,come on for only a few seconds?

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

are you there?

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

are you there?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No it doesn't I'm sure
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

ok..

and you say it wont even fire with a prime..correct?

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

with fuel or starting fluid into the throttle body?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Correct
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

ok,,it should fire with the prime regardless of if the pump was working or not..andyou did replace the main relay?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ya I did but your right when it wouldn't start with starting fluid it got me confused
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

ok..did you check for a spark on a plug?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Nope I guess I hadn't thought about it because of the fuel pump not starting
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

personally..i think your problem is the timing belt..i think it may have jumped time or the belt is broken..

you need to test the compression

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok thanks I'll test it tomorrow
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE the link below to your browser, I have uploaded more info on this there please copy and paste the link below to your main browser[INTERNET EXPLORER or FIREFOX]

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/fbl4dgtwj1w9a88/0703-32-Relay%20And%20Control%20Unit%20Locations.doc?dl=0

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if the link doesn’t work that way, try it this way

thanks

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www.dropbox.com/s/fbl4dgtwj1w9a88/0703-32-Relay%20And%20Control%20Unit%20Locations.doc?dl=0

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