Not sure how well this translates to your Acura, but I had this experience
on a friend's pickup. No crank, even with jumper cables. Replaced starter -
same thing! Replaced battery, starts right up. The jumper cable resistance
was too much to crank the engine, although if the battery had been just
drained instead of bad I bet the battery would have taken on some charge and
cranked it okay.
If you were using really puny jumper cables, it could be what happened to
Your old battery probably failed with internal shorts which were enough
to swamp out the booster car battery in series with the resistance of
the jumper cables. Not at all uncommon, especially when a battery fails
with sudden death syndrome.
Heavy Duty Meaning ??????
1. The clamps are heavy duty?
2. The wire coating is heavy duty?
To be truly GOOD the Jumper Cables should be at least 6 Gauge or 4 Gauge
Anything more than 6 Gauge will have difficulty starting a really low
If the battery is internally shorted. =NO START
What did you jump it with?
Same thing happened to my TL today so I jumped it with my Integra ... still
wouldn't turn over. When the AAA truck arrived I told him it wouldn't jump.
He said there was no way the Integra had enough amps to provide a good jump.
To illustrate, he hooked up his truck jumpers and it started right up! I
bought a new battery.
BTW my jumper cables were at least as heavy as his (I think mine are 4s) and
mine were also a lot shorter.
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