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98 prelude starting issues

Changed the timing belt, everything went well. but when i tried to start it when i turn the key to the acc. position everything flickers and the radio keeps reseting. when i try to start it, it turns for a second then cuts off, turns for a second and cuts off. don't know what would cause this but it's got me beat.

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Check that the battery connections are tight.

Posted on Dec 03, 2014

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SOURCE: 98 accord wont start. lights flicker in dash and engine wont turn over

Have the battery checked.  You may have heard a fast clicking sound when the lights were flickering, if so it's coming from the starter solenoid.  If the battery is bad, have the voltage regulator and alternator checked also.  A bad voltage regulator or alternator will kill the new battery.    

Try starting with jumper cables, if that works, you can pull the battery out, take it to a auto parts store that will test it for free (most parts stores will do this).  If it's bad, you can put a new battery in and then drive straight to somewhere to have the charging system tested.  

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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SOURCE: 96 accord - turn key, nothing happens. bad ignition switch? help!

Could be.

Also the jiggling thing could be a coincidence. :0)

Tell me this.... when you turn the key, do you hear a CLICK?? If so your starter is probably bad.

:0)

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: honda accord hybrid 2005 won't start in cold weather

Sounds like a fuse for the DC-DC convertor to battery circut or the DC-DC convertor. Check the fuses under the hood but DO NOT attempt to fix the convertor yourself because there are LETHAL amouts of voltage in the hybrid drive system.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 Honda Accord Wont Start

either have a shop scan it for trouble codes or buy a scanner your self at local parts store have OBDII scanner and find out for your self it could be a number of things.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 honda accord: key stuck in ACC position.

The same thing happened to my 2003 Honda Accord...took it to the dealership, and they had to replace my shift lever entirely. Something about the cable between the ignition and shift lever not being read correctly...(basically, my car is not reading that it's actually in park and therefore won't release the key)....

Posted on Dec 04, 2009

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Headlamp Switch On Warning The generic electronic module (GEM) sounds when the driver door is opened while the headlamp switch (11654) is in the PARK or HEAD position, and continues to sound at a rate of 4 chimes per second until the headlamp switch is turned off or the driver door is closed.
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