My friend has a used Accord, we tried to start the car and once you put the key in the ignition it first is hard to turn the key. By taking the key in and out, and working it, it may turn. Now the car may start or you just hear a click and nothing.She had the battery replaced about three weeks ago and the terminals are clean and tight. At first I thought of a starter but the ignition has me worried. Any clues? Thanks!
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Re: 1999 Honda Accord, 5 speed
It could either be a BAD starter or a BAD ignition they both would have the same symptoms of a "CLICK" alone. I would most likely lean toward the ignition because the key is difficult to turn but its not all ways true that key is tight because the ignition is bad, although possible. It could just mean a bad ignition cylinder(just the key part why its tight) I want you to do a test for me. With clutch engaged turn key to start position and listen for click on starter in the hood, when trying to start. If you hear starter click then the ignition switch is good. (Before you do this make sure that battery is FULLY CHARGED).STARTER IS AT FAULT. IF no clicking is heard coming from starter check starter fuse and if its good YOU have a BAD ignition switch. Contact if you need more hep and Thanks for using FIX YA
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IGNITION COIL sometimes the problem, try replacement products which is way cheaper. also have you checked your sparkplugs? they are only good for 2yrs sometimes not. also check your distributor cap where the sparkplugs cables are connected, and make sure you put it back same place and position. clean and with piece of cloth maybe it is wet or rusty. always disconnect the negative of your battery cable when doing under the hood. fill up your car wd 8 0z of fuel injector cleaner 8 oz. and let yourcar run for few minutes to eliminate carbon deposits cause to clogging. you can pull it out too if you wanted and disconnect the 2 hose and clips before you try to pull out the injector and spray with injector cleaner and leave it for 8 hrs and rinse it wd the same cleaner. MABUHAY PHILIPPINES
i think there was a re call for this car & there was a problem with ignition switch.
i was searching on other forums for the fix.
i got a fix that there is a problem with ignition switch.
so just try & replace ignition switch which would not cost u more than $100.
Try it & post if your problem is fixed.
Also if u have any othr solution then also fix this problem.
Put the key in the ignition, move the intermittent wiper control to the middle possition and then turn the key on.
just to clarify it's the ring that controlls the intermittent wiper speed and not the int / low/ high switch.
What this does is it resets the multiplex unit that controlls the accessories such as the power door locks. This problem usually happens once the battery has been removed or disconnected and reconnected.
Every once in a while the multiplex systems lock up. Especially on the 98s. That's how you wake em up.