Question about 1998 Honda Accord

Open Question

Starter spins doesnt crank engine

Just washed car started pulled forward parked turned it off for 20min to dry went to start to leave wont start only heard starter spinning took the starter out had it checked and its good?

Posted by on

  • yadayada
    yadayada Feb 14, 2012

    You washed the engine as well?

  • Kingofbroke Feb 19, 2012

    When you wash the engine compartment you usually want to use the low pressure setting. You also will want to let the car run for a while to let the heat from the engine compartment dry up excessive water in the engine compartment. The ignition system is usually pretty tight but if you happened to get water in a coil connection or in the spark plug holes in the head you won't have sufficient spark to ignite the fuel. The first thing I would try to do is get a source of dry air( by dry I mean keyboard duster or a compressor with a drier) and blow out the connections to the ignition wiring, also pull the spark plug wires one at a time and blow out the ends and around the plugs. You'll want to replace the wires after drying each one so you know where each one goes. If you get those mixed up you'll never get your car to run correctly.

×

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Loringh
  • 185 Answers

SOURCE: 1991 Civic starting problem

Sizzling is not good!! Coming from under the dash is definitely not good. The relay that controls the starter is called a solenoid and is physically located on the starter. If the car started OK before the battery went dead I think it's safe to say the solenoid is not the problem.

If you yourself can operate a voltmeter, Or find someone that can do this, the only thing I can suggest is to try to find what cooked under the dash. (No easy task).

You can jumper the starter by getting a device at an auto parts store called a remote starter switch.
Follow the instructions that come with it.

Hope this helps Good luck Loringh.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

motor1258
  • 6674 Answers

SOURCE: starter spins but doesnt start engine

Starter drive spinning but not shooting out into flywheel for turning engine over. If you remove it & grease up the shaft of the starter that it slides on & keep working it on the bench, you may save some money. Once you have it lubed & working good one bench, put it back in & give it a try. Take a look at gear teeth for damage while it's on the bench as well.

Posted on May 10, 2009

  • 491 Answers

SOURCE: somedays my car will start

A common problem is the ignition switch.
When it does not start....with the car in park or neutral jump it at the starter....or check for power at the small wire at the starter while trying to crank the engine.
Power in the small wire while trying to crank means 99% starter problem......no power means 99% switch.
The switch is available in the after market parts stores.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

  • 784 Answers

SOURCE: Engine turns over, won't start, no fire at plugs

What are you wondering is correct. Let check the coil first. if coil is good the there is a problem with the ignition module. If the ignition module is good then a problem with the crankshaft sensor. The coil can be checked by measure resistance of the terminals of the primary coil and secondary coil separately to see if it open. To check if it can generate a spark, once you identify the primary coil terminal, run 12 V wire to these terminal, connect a spark plug to the secondary coil, by just leaving a spark plug with connected with spark plug wire and let it touch the engine chassis. Now you have to make pulses at the 12 volts connection by making a break and connection several time to turn it on and off to generate the spark at spark plug. The ignition module is supposed to do what you are doing now to generate the spark. If it is bad, it can't do what you did then a spark is not generated. For the crankshaft sensor, only the shop can tell you it is bad or not. Good luck.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

saailer
  • 1868 Answers

SOURCE: honda accord 1993 car was

Hello! I need to understand the problem...Just a couple of questions to get started...When you say that you changed the igniter, do you mean the ignition coil? Have you checked for spark (hold plug to ground)...If there is a strong spark and fuel, the problem is timing...The boss is the Crank Position Sensor and it may be the problem...But first I need to be sure there is spark...When you spray starter fuel into the throttle body and the engine has a strong spark, even if the timing is way off the engine will sputter...If nothing fires, I have to believe there isn't spark...Send a comment and I'll get your Honda running.............Guru..............Saailer

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Starter and startic is working but the engine wont crank


if the starter spins fast, and cranks shaft is dead.
the starter is bad, or more exactly the pinion drive is dead.
but that is 99% the solenoid (starter bad)
replace or clean the solenoid drive,
make sure the pinion slides easy. there.

Mar 29, 2015 | 1995 Hyundai Scoupe

2 Answers

1991 dodge ram van wont start


To clarify - the engine cranks then starts.
If it won't crank in any gear, I would check the neutral safety switch first.
You can also jumper the starter solenoid to make sure the starter will crank the engine manually without the circuit from the key switch.

Jul 24, 2012 | 1991 Dodge Ram 350

1 Answer

2006 jeep wrangler automatic transmission drifts in park


I can't imagine how the drifting in park and the starter won't crank the engine could be related.
It is possible something happened to the flywheel and it is not now connected to the crankshaft, or the bendix gear on the starter is not engaging the flywheel.
But the transmission has a pawl or gear that locks the output shaft of the transmission when the shifter is in park. That gear could be damaged and would allow the truck to roll in park.
And the parking gear would not have anything to do with the starter issue.
I think I would check to see if the flywheel is connected to the crankshaft first.
Is the truck still under warranty ??

Jul 19, 2012 | 2006 Jeep Wrangler

1 Answer

2004 325xi BMW wont start - replace spark plugs and fuel pump


If u hear the engine cranking in the AM, the batt & alt sound good. If you don't get any engine cranking in the am you may have an electrical short draining the battery. Before u convict the starter u must make sure the battery has full power in the AM. (12V) & 12 V to the starter

Apr 10, 2017 | 2004 BMW 3 Series

1 Answer

My truck wont crank it just spinns over


Is the engine turning over and not starting or is the starter just spinning without turning the engine over?

Jan 16, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid with several problems. 1st being that the car does not start periodically. I turn the key and the lights come on but no start. It does after a few tries. 2nd being it has...


well the starting problem,start by checking the fuelpump,if it spins and doesnt start, but if you turn the key to start and it does nothing then take look at the starter, use a test light have someone hold the key in the crank position and test for power at the small wire at the starter if theres power and engine isnt spinning then replace the starter, the trany, i would start by first checking the fluid level, make sure engine is warm, with car at idle in park check level if the oil level is full in the trany then i would say its time for a trany shop to look at it, these cars have lots of trany problems. good luck.

Mar 02, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

Rolls over wont start


could be a number of things......engines need spark fuell and air to run.....one of three in your case is not working correctly
try disconnecting fuel line from engine side of feul sending unit and turn over ....get a bucket it could get messy....if you see fuel then check spark...to check spark leave fuel disconnected....and pull out one plugs leave wire on plug and touch plug threads to ground (anyground..eg..alternator bracket)use vice grips but not too tight ..then turn it over again and see if plug sparks......if spark and fuel are present ....then ur into crank sensors or cam sensors these determine when spark is present.....

Nov 02, 2009 | 1995 Geo Tracker

1 Answer

WILL NOT START


sounds like water ingress to either a control module or the coil pack, check all control box locations eg footwells for water and then check the engine bay for loose or naked wires, dry and clean and possibly cover with a plastic bag etc and it should be fine.

Jun 14, 2009 | 2000 GMC Safari

2 Answers

02 Grand Am SE 2.2L wont start


Have you checked for burnt wires on ignition switch.Had a problem like this once before had to replace ignition switch.

Apr 10, 2009 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Honda Accord Logo

Related Topics:

53 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75817 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...