2005 Acura TL
Mileage: 193,000 granny-like freeway miles
Problem: Long crank time, no other problems.
My 2005 Acura TL has always been hard cranking, maybe like 3-4 cranks then vroom. A really nice battery killer so thanks Honda, however like many other people I have always dealt with it. But recently it occasionally takes a really long time to crank, like 10 sometimes 20 cranks. It hasn't failed to start yet, but it does this randomly (cold,hot,warm...etc) about every other day, and I start it maybe 4 times a day. It seems to be getting worse over time. Its little long crank episode seems to add a couple cranks each month. The other day it took about 20 cranks, then started, but made a slow rumble almost like it was going to stall. So I think its only a matter of time before either my battery dies from this, or this problem becomes worse.
The dealership can't find the problem, but the great news is that they keep taking my money YAY!
The "fuel pump relay" was replaced in 2007 by recall (so they told me). So I don't think that is the problem.
The battery was replaced, so that is not the problem.
A freekin blue tooth module in the steering problem was replaced by the dealership to address this issue, nope didn't work.
Its current on its maintenance and tune-ups.
I did some research on the internet and seen a few possible fixes. But I wanted to run it by the world first.
The fuel pump.
Thots? How much might that cost? Is it worth trying this?
The "fuel pump regulator
". What is this, is it the same as the fuel pump relay? If not, how much and is it worth replacing?
The oxygen sensor
. Thots? About how much and is it worth replacing?
Is there anything else it can be?