the battery in my Acura would not hold a charge so i put a new one in. when i try to hook up the negative terminal the starter engages with the key in the off position. iany idea as to why

Asked by Jun 10, 2017 at 02:14 PM about the 2002 Acura TL 3.2 FWD with Navigation

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

107,615

Either the ignition switch is shorted to the crank position causing the starter motor to run even though it is turned off, the ignition switch will need replaced if this is the case, or the starter solenoid has arched itself internally and welded the starter solenoid points to the solenoid disk, best to replace the starter assembly if that is the case.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
58,305

Bad starter solenoid.

Your Answer

Acura TL Experts

  • #1
    miraclemike
    Reputation
    1,150
  • #2
    darkoM
    Reputation
    830
  • #3
    cherryscar
    Reputation
    720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
64 Great Deals out of 1,174 listings starting at $1,488
Used Honda Civic
285 Great Deals out of 4,276 listings starting at $1,815
Used Nissan Maxima
36 Great Deals out of 361 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Camry
83 Great Deals out of 2,193 listings starting at $1,900
Used Acura MDX
31 Great Deals out of 514 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 3 Series
178 Great Deals out of 2,074 listings starting at $2,500
Used INFINITI G35
3 Great Deals out of 127 listings starting at $2,990
Used Acura RL
12 listings starting at $2,990
Used Audi A4
50 Great Deals out of 641 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
85 Great Deals out of 1,261 listings starting at $2,200

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Acura TL For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 48 listings starting at $16,888
2013 Acura TL For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 50 listings starting at $14,500
2012 Acura TL For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 40 listings starting at $12,990
2011 Acura TL For Sale
4 listings starting at $12,995
2010 Acura TL For Sale
20 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.