Question about 1998 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

How do you replace a starter on a 1996 honda odyssey automatic? I have so far removed all connections, and have removed the first 17mm bolt(of which i can see). The second 17mm bolt(which is on the lower left hand side of starter) is too close to the engine housing to allow me to use both a 17mm socket or 17mm spanner. How can I remove this bolt ? Same problem. How did you get the second bolt out?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Honda Master
  • 22,219 Answers

3/8 drive socket set,with thinner sockets dont remember having a problem last time i done one but it was a manual .

Posted on May 30, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call 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.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My starter motor has just died in my honda odyssey 1996- is there a way I can get it started so I can drive it to my mechanic?

Are you sure it IS the starter, and not just a bad or weak battery, or a bad connection from the battery to the starter?

If your car is an Automatic transmission, and you do indeed have a bad starter, then, sorry, there is no way to get it started. it will need to be towed.

If, however, you have a STANDARD, or manual, transmission, then you might get a friend or two to help you PUSH start it. Put the car in first, or second gear, hold the clutch in, then get the car rolling (just a couple miles an hour will do it) and then let out the clutch. The car will start, and the second it does, push the clutch back in so that you don't accidentally stall it out (your friends will get mad, cause now they have to push again).

I hope the car is already headed downhill !!

Jun 20, 2011 | 1996 Honda Odyssey

2 Answers

Where is starter solenoid

It's on the starter, you can't replace that. You will need to buy new starter

Feb 11, 2011 | 1996 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

Can remove the front passenger seat of a 2003 Honda Odyssey? How?

Your seat is bolted down. slide the seat all the way back as far as it will go, and look at the slide rails( tracks that the seat travels on), you will see 2 bolts. going into the floor on the rails. just undo the 2 bolts, and then slide the seat forward(slowly, the front has no bolts holding it), on the back side of the rails, are 2 more bolts. Remove thise bolts, and you should be able to remove the seat. (This is a manual seat, not a power seat) hope this helps, please rate helpful or not

Jan 29, 2011 | 2006 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

How do I replace an alternator on a 1995 Honda odyssey? What equipment do I need to remove? What size wrenches do I need?

If you have to ask, you should not attempt the job. Its just bolts and you will need to do what you have to do. Asian cars use 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 17mm, 19mm bolts in most locations.

Dec 01, 2010 | Honda Odyssey Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

When turning the key to start a honda odyssey the starter does not engage, i.e., nothing happens. After a short time interval, the engine will start.

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.

Jun 08, 2010 | 2006 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

How do I replace the starter in an 86 vw cabriolet?

If it's a 5 speed, you will need to disconnect the battery at the positive terminal. Jack the car up and support with jack stands. You will need another jack to sit under the oil pan, due to the fact that when removing the starter, the bolts through the starter go thru the front motor mount. Disconnect the large wire from the starter, usally a 13mm nut, and unplug the smaller wire. Remove the upper and lower bolts going thru the starter, usally a 17mm bolt head, or an allen head bolt. Remove the starter, you may have to jack up or down the motor to get the starter bolts started into the front mount. If it's an automatic, the starter is mounted between the engine and the firewall. The 5 speed starter is between the engine and radiator.

Mar 11, 2010 | 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

How to install front brake rotors for 2004 odyssy?

1. remove 2 bolts holding caliper on (either 12 or 14 mm)
2 remove 2 bolts holding caliper bracket (which holds the brake pads) (17mm)
3. remove the 2 phillips head bolt holding the rotor on
4 remove rotor, if rusted may need to tap it off
5 reverse procedure, when reinstalling caliper, may need to press piston back into caliper to get it to fit over new rotor

Feb 20, 2010 | 2004 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

Starter replacement on acura 2000 TL 3.2

This starter can be changed without disassembling the top of the engine on the 2.5 with automatic transmission. You will need a 10mm, 14 mm, 17mm, and a 9mm wrench. First with any electrical repair disconnect the battery at the negative terminal. The starter is on the driver's side close to the firewall below the intake manifold. Remove the transmission dip stick so you don't ruin it, then look and study the starter itself. You will notice the starter drive housing with a top and bottom bolt. The top bolt is a 14mm and the bottom a 17mm, loosen both a half turn. Remove the top 14mm bolt first, then the bottom 17mm, this will allow you to pull the starter out of the bell housing. With some angling and no brackets holding the back of the starter you should be able to pull it out enough to disconnect the positive wire and 9mm nut from the soleniod. Disconnect the starter ignition small wire by pulling it off it's connector. Now just pull it out of the engine and fender void and you've got it, saving about a hundred and fifty dollars of labor. Take it to the parts house and match it up with a well made remanufactured or new starter. Reverse the proceedure, hook up the battery.

Mar 19, 2009 | 2000 Acura TL

1 Answer

I cant remove the starter

Tools Needed: 17mm Socket Wrench with long extension and 12mm Combination Wrench
Unscrew the positive lead at the back of the starter with a 12mm combination wrench and using your hand pull of the solenoid lead. Next unscrew the 12mm wire harness bracket of the starter and put the bolt back to into it’s spot not to loose it. Next unscrew the two 17mm bolts holding the starter in place. Once all that is done you should be able to use the back of a hammer to tap the starter gently and I mean gently and remove it.

Aug 12, 2008 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

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

628 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts


Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 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