wont turn over sometimes will start after a few minutes of not trying

Asked by Jan 11, 2017 at 08:57 AM about the 2001 Acura MDX AWD with Touring Package

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Light work new battery . car wont turn on
cranks engine wont turn over. Last week
had engine shut down completly and stall for
about 10mins before turning back on.
Happens frequently lately and after waiting
a few minutes it'll turn on

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You can try a tool called an Ignition System Simulator it can speed the diagnosis by quickly telling you if the ignition module and coil are capable of producing a spark with a simulated timing input signal. If the simulated signal generates a spark, the problem is a bad distributor pickup or crankshaft position sensor. No spark would point to a bad module or coil. Measuring ignition coil primary and secondary resistance can rule out that component as the culprit.

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