Whats wrong with my car?

Shay Williams

Asked by Feb 07, 2016 at 07:45 PM about the 1996 Acura TL 3.2 Premium

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car makes a ticking sound when turn key. The radio,lights,and everything else comes,had battery and starter checked they're good. Alternator was replaced 6 months ago

2 Answers

Jeremy Rodgers

Battery voltage is high enough to turn on lights but not high enough voltage to kick over engine. Have battery voltage checked with load test and replace battery/clean terminals to start with.


I have a 2006 Acura TL that is doing the same thing. I have new battery, starter & just replaced Alternator. Still won't work. I disconnected the Hands on Link hoping that would solve problem. Nope. I am at wits in.I know problem is electrical, but broke trying to find problem. HELP

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