Where is my starter on my 98 Honda Acura 3.2 Tl

Where can I find my starter

My car has 15300 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. You might want to watch this video on replacing the starter on a similar 3.2 liter V-6 on a 2003 Acura – which has the starter located the same as your 98. If you determine that you’d rather have a professional mobile mechanic complete your starter replacement, please contact our team by clicking this link to receive an estimate.

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The most common reasons an Acura TL won`t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter. Search our network of RepairPal Certified shops near you to speak with a technician about your issue.
Where Is the Starter Located in a Car? The starter is found on the driver`s side of the engine. It`s typically placed just beneath the left bank of cylinders.
Most of the time you`ll be able to find your starter between the transmission and the engine, below the left bank of engine cylinders on the driver`s side. Cars with a rear-wheel drive, however, tend to have their starter located on the passenger`s side of the engine, just below the exhaust manifold.
A starter relay sits between the battery and the starter motor, transmitting power. Without a properly working starter relay and motor, you won`t be able to start your vehicle and may need a tow.
The most common reason cars don`t start is a dead or faulty battery. Even though most cars run on gasoline, they all require electrical power to function. The starter that cranks your engine to start requires an electrical signal to fire. If something`s wrong with your battery, your car engine won`t turn over.
If the car cranks when you turn the key, but the engine won`t start, it could be because fuel isn`t getting to the engine. One potential reason for this could be dirty fuel injectors. Over time, the fuel injector nozzles can become clogged with rust, corrosion or debris.

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Where is my starter on my 98 Honda Acura 3.2 Tl
ANSWER : Hi there. You might want to watch this video on replacing the starter on a similar 3.2 liter V-6 on a 2003 Acura – which has the starter located the same as your 98. If you determine that you’d rather have a professional mobile mechanic complete your starter replacement, please contact our team by clicking this link to receive an estimate.

I have a 2004 acura tsx, is it possible to use a 2004 honda accord main power switch on my acura tsx?
ANSWER : Hi There,
Yes, the main relay for the Honda Accord is the same for the Acuras as well. I would suggest double checking the part numbers to be sure, but they should be interchangeable as they are exactly the same. If you need further help with this, please reach out to us here at YourMechanic as we are always here to help.

I got a F350 Diesel I put a alternator on a new starter a new starter relay and new alternator and the starter stays engaged with
ANSWER : Check the wiring on the starter to the ignition switch and see if they are crossed on the solenoid of the starter. If the wiring is crossed, the starter solenoid will stay engaged as the starter is engaged. If the wiring is hooked up normal, then the ignition switch maybe damaged causing the starter to stay engaged. If you need further assistance with your starter staying engaged, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

I’m looking to purchase a 2013 Acura TL from an Acura dealership in Wisconsin, but I wanted to make sure rust wasn’t an issue.
ANSWER : Rami: The areas of immediate concern when it comes to rust are brake and fuel lines and suspension or frame components. Rust on exterior sheet metal (body panels) is somewhat "cosmetic" although of course I understand that nobody wants to drive a car with visible rust. Technically speaking, and from the standpoint of safety and the cost of repairs, what you have to look for is rust on steel tubing carrying fluids and rust on the frame or suspension components. Typically, on a 4 year old car, you are not going to see anything meaningful in the way of rust in the underhood area. It will be difficult to determine the complete condition of the tubing through photographs unless they are incredibly numerous and complete.

Inasmuch as used car repair, maintenance, and restoration costs are highly dependent on the actual, as found, condition of the vehicle, the only way to get a reasonably precise estimate of costs you might face, and also to protect yourself in the transaction, is to request a pre-purchase vehicle inspection. That inspection, carried out by a certified Mechanic, dispatched to your location, will give you the exact data that you need to make a fully informed, intelligent decision and minimize your risk in buying a used car. If you look at the just cited link for YourMechanic’s inspection service, you will see a long list of the vehicle systems that must be inspected as well as details of YourMechanic’s inspection methodology. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Having a starter issue and I have done all the troubleshooting to know it’s the starter. 1997 Ford F150
ANSWER : Hi there – I suspect the "bolt" you mention is on the starter solenoid, which has burned contacts. This means that you can measure voltage to the solenoid, but there is not enough current through the solenoid contacts to kick the starter motor. Jumping it adds enough current to overcome the resistance of the burned contacts. I recommend replacing the starter assembly by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Is it worth taking my dashboard off to get to the starter cut relay.
ANSWER : Do not forget that you have the security control that will not pass voltage from the relay if it is not working. This is supplied ground through the neutral safety switch on the grey wire and will connect power from the yellow and green wire to activate the starter relay. The start relay is supplied power from the ignition switch on the black and green wire coming out of the interior fuse box. If you have power at the black and green wire going to the relay and have ground at the yellow wire, then the relay should send power to the starter on the black and white wire. If you want to have this tested for you, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the electric system and make an accurate diagnosis.

Car will not crank after putting in a new starter. Forced starter to start up and engine starts but stalls out. Will the security continue to cut off fuel while force starting?
ANSWER : Hi there. Forcing the starter to engage to make the engine run without the ignition engaging the starter will continue to keep the security on. This is a safety feature that keeps people from stealing your vehicle. I recommend replacing the ignition switch and checking the wires to make sure that they are all tight and clean. If you need further assistance with diagnosing your ignition problem, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

i have a ford expedition 98 and it stopped working out of the blue after driving for 20 min and parked we replaced the starter and
ANSWER : If the battery is new and charging system output has been measured and is within specifications (you should check that of course), the only reason a battery will discharge is if the car sits for a long period of time (batteries will self-discharge even if not used) or if there are parasitic (excess) loads on any of the car’s electrical circuits. If there is excess current flow that is slowly draining the battery, a Mechanic would use an ammeter to test all of the various circuits until the faulty circuit is found. Then that circuit is traced to find the fault and repair it. If you want those steps performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request an electrical diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this aspect of the problem investigated and resolved for you.

With regard to the no start condition, check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes that might provide clues as to possible faults. Prior to the following steps, be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is on, you may see a security warning light. If the warning light is on, to temporarily override the immobilizer system, see these instructions. With a fully charged battery, if there is no starter motor operation at all, that is if there is no starter operation with the key held in the "start" position, the procedure is to test for power and voltage drops to the starter motor/solenoid. If there is no power, or a large voltage drop is measured, then the electrical circuit supplying the starter motor has a fault. That circuit begins at the battery and includes grounds, wiring (some of which is very heavy cabling), fuses, relays, the ignition switch, neutral start switch, and terminations. Basically, with a fully charged battery, and with the key held in the "start" position, the starter is either getting power or it isn’t. If you want these steps performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a no start diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.