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Ok so this is when the problem started. I have a friend who was also having car trouble and at first we thought it might just be the battery. I took mine out and put it in her car to see if that was the problem, after doing so I put the battery into my car, the Accord, and shortly there after when I go to start it sometimes all it does is click. It don't do it all the time, and I don't think it cause I removed the battery. I have already checked all the connections and they are fine. I am wondering if it is the starter or possibly the ignition. Any ideas?
I know you said you checked the connections, but I would guess that would be your problem if you haven't had problems before that. Can you move either one of the battery cables or is it good and tight. Otherwise how long did you try it in the other car? If you tried starting with that battery for quite a while in the other car, then it might be low on charge and you need to put a trickle charger on the battery overnight or for 4-5 hours at the 2amp setting.
I would say it is either when you put the cables back on, you didn't get them tight enough or your battery needs charged up.
Posted on Jul 15, 2013
Testimonial: "Thank you and yes they are good and tight but I did not think about it possibly draining the battery. It is a brand new battery. I will for sure check that possibility and thank you again. "
Could be faulty starter solenoid or starter or corrodded worn battery cables.
Posted on Jul 15, 2013
Testimonial: "Thank you for the suggestion. I will look into that. Can you get the solenoid seperate from the starter or do you have to get a whole new starter?"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi I would check to make sure it is firing good and getting gas . If it is getting gas and the timing is good but it is not firing I would check the ignition module out . It will cause this.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
SOURCE: 1995 honda accord won't start
Sounds either like the solenoid on the starter is bad or the starter its self.First try turning on your head lights and then trying to start it.If it starts then you have some bad connections either on the battery or the starter. next if that doesnt work Try hitting the starter with a hammer while someone else cranks it.If it starts then the starter is bad..
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Posted on Apr 01, 2009
The cylinder is not getting fuel, spark or compression. You have already checked for spark on that cable and it appears to be good. Pull the spark plug and see if it is damaged. You can also switch spark plug and cable to another cylinder and see if the miss travels with the plug and or cable. If so, you'll know its the spark plug/cable that is bad.
You can check for fuel by listening to the fuel injector to see if it clicks. Use an automotive stethoscope or a long screwdriver--put the metal end of the screwdriver on the injector and the other end against your ear and listen to the injector while the engine is cranking or running. You should hear it click for each time it pulses fuel.
If both fuel and spark are good, then you are probably missing compression in that cylinder. You (or a mechanic) will need to pull all the spark plugs and do a engine compression test with a compression test/gage set. Lots of things can lead to poor or zero compression including: broken piston rings, burned/stuck/broken valves, cracked cylinder head or engine block, cracked pistons,etc.
Because one cylinder is "dead", the engine has to work extra hard to start and run against a cylinder that is dragging it down. If you find low/no compression in that cylinder, you will probably have to remove the cylinder head to correct it. A big expensive job. It may be cost effective to replace the whole engine with a rebuilt one.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
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
Replace the copper contacts inside the starter motor, it connects the current to the rotor once the bendix drive gear is engaged with the ring gear.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
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