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When you turn the key to start the car the starter does not engage.

No "click-click-click" to indicate not enough battery power it does not happen every time, can be cold, warm doesnt matter. just replaced the starter, this did not fix it. Any help/advice is appreciated.

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What do you have to do to get it to crank ?
You could try cranking it in neutral to see if the neutral safety switch is acting up. It could also be a faulty relay or connection.

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Yes, it sounds like your solenoid is bad and staying engaged against the flywheel, you could do an amperage draw and a voltage drop test to find out for sure, but you will need an DVOM and a amp clamp. Or you could take it into an auto parts store and they will test it for free. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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the battery says 12 volts but may be dropping to 4 or 5 under a load...i would suggest jumpstarting the car and see what happens.the battery should read in the high 12 volts and not less than 9.5 under cranking. the dash lights go out on your car when starting,and the alarm will go off ,and disable the ignition if the voltage is too low in cranking the car because the computer will shut it down and activate the anti theft.....check your battery posts are tight. best of luck

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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My wife's 2006 Odyssey had the same problem today.
I started with a new battery as that was easy to replace and was what I assumed was the problem...wrong. $90, but it was due for a new one anyway.
I would start with the starter relay/solenoid...less than $5.
I'm pulling the battery tomorrow to check all of the wire connections since I will not be able to get the relay until Tuesday.
If need be, I will remove the starter and take it somewhere to be tested so I don't have to drive the van and get stuck somewhere far from home.

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You turn the key to start your engine and....
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Hi Meadors,

The clicking sound you heard most likely the starter solenoid engaging the starter. Only in this case it's failing to engage the starter. This is a classic symptom of a low battery. Here's why.

In a perfect world, when you turn the key to start:
  1. the solenoid is fed 12VDC which engages an electromagnetic coil inside it.
  2. A spring loaded steel piston inside this coil reacts to the magnetic field. It is pulled against the spring. By itself this sounds like a loud decisive CLICK.
  3. The movement of the piston simultaneously pushes the starter gear into the flywheel and sends power to the starter via heavy duty contacts. The starter draws a lot of power.
  4. The starter spins, turns the engine, the engine starts, life is good.
  5. When the key is released, the solenoid disengages, the spring pushes the piston back, the starter gear disengages from the flywheel.
In our world, when you turn the key to start:
  1. The solenoid which draws it's share of power engages as before. Click.
  2. As the starter tries to spin, the power available is insufficient. It draws all remaining power, there isn't enough left to keep the solenoid active and it turns off.
  3. Since the starter isn't drawing power anymore, the solenoid re-engages and the cycle starts over. Click.
  4. The cycle repeats. Click. A series of rapid clicks. Same page?
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If you don't have a voltmeter, what you need to do now is visit an auto parts store (not a shop). Most (in the hope of making a sale) will provide free testing of batteries and charging systems.

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And if it doesn't start, what better place to be?

Let me know what they and you find out by commenting.
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