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Old 02-16-2013, 08:25 PM
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Well I went out today and it wouldnt start. Power was low, so I replaced the battery, checked all the leads, power is now fine and getting to where it should. looks like the starter was going and I didn't know it. So that will be getting replaced this week. I knew the car could sense my wallet getting too heavy.
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So, you know what the issue is and how to go about fixing it.


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Well I went out today and it wouldnt start. Power was low, so I replaced the battery, checked all the leads, power is now fine and getting to where it should. looks like the starter was going and I didn't know it. So that will be getting replaced this week. I knew the car could sense my wallet getting too heavy.
It always can ;) get the starter tested first, no sense in spending the money if its not needed.
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I knew the car could sense my wallet getting too heavy.
Sad but true.
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Just replaced mine last week, not too hard of a task. Except for the bolt under the starter. Hope you have small hands!
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Very easy job DIY. Push start it till you get a new starter :p
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Re: Starter

Disconnect the connectors on the dizzy, than crank it.

Does it crank normally? Or slow/not at all?
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I'm not gonna recommend this!!!, NOT A GOOD IDEA, but if you want to do a little backyard mechanics... Take a spare wire and connect the positive battery terminal to the positive end on the starter solenoid (aka bypass all fuses, ignition switch... yada yada) and if it cranks your starter is good. BUT ONLY DO IT FOR A SECOND! Cause technically you might start welding. And if it starts, you know your problem is a wire or fuse in between the charge going from the battery to the starter. AGAIN, I AM IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM SAYING DO IT AND WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BLOW UP OR WELD SOME STUFF.
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we are in the process of swapping transmissions in my friend's 2000 sh, and have 2 starters. we are using the one that came with the replacement transmission, but have the spare sitting here if you want a cheaper replacement one if you think it is starting to go. his car only has around 100k miles.
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Re: Starter

I got it done. The old one was flat-spotted. Got a new starter for a reasonable price and put it in. Now I'm checking all connections and grounds to make sure I don't have to play electrician again.

Any advice on common connections that go bad that I should inspect, or any improvements that need to be made to grounds?
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Yup, there's an engine ground, either right on, or underneath the starter (pretty sure its underneath), which is NOTORIOUS for corroding with rust since its so low and exposed to salt/the elements. It goes right to the batt neg terminal. Check it out, it could prolly use a replacement
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There should be a rubber cover over the negative wire going back to the negative battery terminal, but still check it. Also go ahead and call the nearest honda dealership with your VIN. There was a malfunction with factory ignition switches and the dealership can look up and see if you need it done/already have had it done FO FREE. Rather find out now than later.
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