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1998 Honda Odyssey maybe starter???

Not knowing to much about cars I am assuming that this is a starter or a fuse problem. but any guidance would be great ok here it goes. So I went out start my Honda Odyssey its got about 150K miles to my knowledge still has the original starter in it. As I start it the battery turns on the radio and the lights work as do other electrical systems but when I move it to ignition I hear One Click and thats it. Any ideas on what this could be

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Check the starter solenoid... or replace the starter

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I have the same problem. I tried a different battery - did not fix it. I removed the starter and tested on another battery but the starter works fine.

Any other ideas?

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My 99 Isuzu Rodeo suddenly wouldn't start. It has power but will not engage the starter 2 turn over. I just replaced the starter &thoroughly cleaned the battery terminals & it still will not turn over

nice question and $10 volt meter would have saved you $250.
not counting wasted labor and costs. on that.
why guess ?"
First was fuses, and check starter relay if it has one..(more later)
cab fuse box fuse named"starter" no less.

we have posted no cranks here like 100 times now
and is same on most cars (with key starts)
that have automatic transmission, do you..?
My guess is the car will not jumper cable crank either with a donor car running, (watch AAA tow truck workers, see those steps)?
so ill pretend im there. and what i do..... not easy with so many fail paths.
1: the battery reads, 12.6vdc rested or more, ok its not dead.
(tool = any cheap voltmeter)
2: the 4 ends of the battery cables are not rusted. or loose.
3: i hot wire the starter solenoid, OMG it cranks.
that means the key line is dead.
3b: no, its still dead. so that is failure of starter, cables or battery.
but i have 12vdc at battery and 12vdc to starter lug with my neg. meter lead (a trick) to starter casing cranked, shows truth.!!!
if yes, 12v there the starter is DEAD. (or solenoid but i dont to them) (cranking)
get a new starter,
HOT WIRE works !: fail path 2..
ok, now the starter cranks, hot wired above
so what then?
well ,does it crank in neutral like the owners guide directs you.
if yes, then the PRNDL switch is bad on the P circuit.
that switch is on the side of the transmission. buy one... now.
PATH 3 failure:
ok P and N are dead. 0v out cranked on both pins here.
so what now?, i use the same $10 voltmeter from walfart
to check the input to PRNDL switch, omg its dead too, 0v
cranking.. at its INPUT. oops the problem is up stream.
all test done cranking, sorry,...
PATH 4: failure, the IMMO path:

above assumes ( sorry this is really first) no IMMO on car, immoblizers or alarms doing same crank kills, factory or aftermarket.

this car does have a starter relay and has IMMO.
that controls that relay. fact (if opted day one new)
so if the dash idiott lamp shows IMMO active.
it is.
ive posted on Rodeo here before.
here is the path.
when you turn the key to crank
the fuse below goes HOT.
that hot path, goes to the A.T switch or the clutch switch
as your case may be.
then if the iMMO is happy the IMMO grounds
the relay bottom coil and the relay ENERGIZES
and car cranks.

25916941-lx3lfdsu0gl5simxdk0r4o1e-5-0.jpg there, i covered every path to no cranks on this one car
if you had looked at first
you'd have saved $250 ! (costing only $15 took)
or asked here first, instead of gue$$ing.

key on and see if the immo light works. and goes out.?
cluster lamp...
more./ the door lock fuse blown kills the IMMO dead.
as will the IMMO fuse.
i the IMMO light is dead, then check fuses. and were first always.
the below is the cluster lamp
when you key on all lamps are tested, for 1 second or so
is yours even alive? if opted, and surely youd know if a lamp just suddenly went dead.
one way to tell is to see if the IMMO fuses are populated.
there are other ways, and more hard.

25916941-lx3lfdsu0gl5simxdk0r4o1e-5-1.jpg some cars with no factory IMMO
have aftermarket systems, that i cant see here.....

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Where is fusiable link in a 2001 jeep grand cherokee

4.0L or 4.7L engine> the park switches are different.

you pulled a starter with out removing battery neg lug?
is that it?
your post makes it hard to see what the story is.
you replaced starter because car would not CRANK
you replaced starter, and shorted out the big cable and boom
and now all things are dead. what?
ill assume car would not crank one day
and you gue$$ a bunch of parts and guessed wrong,
guessing is very expensive.
------------------------------Testing wins--------------------------------------
so no crank 101, posted 100 times. ILL ASSUME it's a A/T tranny.
(im ignoring new parts, i never assume anything works i test it)

  1. check all fuses in all boxes. using a voltmeter. 12vdc both sides key on and battery cables lugs area all clean and tight x4 ends.
  2. you check battery volts its 12.6vdc rested, good.
  3. you crank, and the solenoid just clicks. or only the starter relay only clicks, (more later on that)
  4. you see that battery voltage never drops below 11v and crank time. (11v is typ, tad less if in Alaska, or bad battery or not charged fully)
  5. You then jumper cable crank car, off a running donor car ,just like Mr. AAA tow does.... same to a fault. (google how) (hinting your battery is good, I have a battery load tester so can check)
  6. if this cranks ok, the battery is bad. (happens or is discharged)
  7. car still will not jumper crank.
  8. we next hot wire the starter small wire to big lug. keys in pocket. Called hot wiring a starter solenoid.
  9. engine does not crank, starter bad. or may be battery cables.
  10. engine does crank nice , my keys are in pocket ,see?
  11. ok starter is good, at test 10. so we now know its ok. easy huh>
  12. now we know the key line is bad. 1 wire. end to end. easy.
  13. you try to start in neutral, omg it starts. bad PRNDL switch.
  14. or its bad starter relay.

now we show how it cranks. good starter and battery (& cables)
put shifter in to park then neutral and crank.? fails both?

the starter relay must close cranked, if not, bad park switch or bad relay
in this moment (cranking) there must be 12vdc across the 2 relay coil pins.
pin 85 and 86 with volt meter, if 0v, the PRNDL switch is bad.
or on 4.7L the TRS switch.
if the relay closes, then jb fuse f31 is ok and pdc f8 must be good.
and you then turn key to crank. and relay pin 87 goes to 11v to 12v.
this then is a single wire that goes directly to the starter solenoid
tiny wire , it goes to 12v and starter cranks, 11v what you see here
unless in alaska , less. (10v ?)

see red arrow what is voltage there cranking?
we can go fast , if you just do that.

25513501-qtmfudt4eg5vdkejwfy5ompz-5-0.jpg the transmission switch grounds the lower coil,here.
if not the starter will be dead forever.
both fuses must be good, or same.
12vdc arrives at top left fuse, and is hot only cranking.
if the right fuse, glows above the relay can not send power to the starter solenoid.

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