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acramstr, ASE Master Tech
Category: Acura
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Car won't start sometimes and stalls sometimes on the road,

Customer Question

car won't start sometimes and stalls sometimes on the road
JA: What is the voltage at the battery?
Customer: ?? it sounds strong when i try to start it , i was thinking maybe fuel pump?
JA: What is the model/year of your Acura?
Customer: acura tl 2002
JA: Are you fixing your TL yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: new plugs. one new coil and new catalitic converter
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: ran a bottle of sea foam thru
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  acramstr replied 8 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer My name is***** here to help you with your problem. I think I know what the problem could be but first I have some questions. First when it stalls while driving does it shut down quickly like you just turned the key off or does it stall slowly?

Does it ever start and then stall as soon as you let go of the key?

Do the gauges ever drop momentarily when driving?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It doesn't stall after you let go of the key
Expert:  acramstr replied 8 months ago.

ok but does it shut off quickly when it stalls while driving and do the speedo and tachometer ever jump?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No jumping tach or speedo
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Last night he drove down the street . It stalled while driving. Wouldn't start again until he let it sit for a while sometimes five min. Sometimes 20 minute
Expert:  acramstr replied 8 months ago.

ok change the main relay . It is above the brake pedal under the dash . There is a circuit board that fails and acts like this . A good way to check this is when it will not start turn the key to "ON" if the check engine light doesn't come on the main relay is bad . Here is the location .