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Accord 2013-2017 starting issue

Nov 11

I have 2013 Accord LX 55k miles, and had intermittent starting problem from last few months, Doesn't matter if it's cold or hot, sometimes it just doesn't start. I leave it alont for about a min or two with key out and then it'll start, sometimes longer. Battery is not the problem and I've already taken to the dealership to have them check the battery and the starting system. Checked out ok, they couldn't duplicate. Anybody else have this problem?

Now it won't start at all. I found the recall is for V6 models only. What should I do at this point?

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  • Microsoft DOyu71
    I could tell the name of the mechanic we use who does excellent work for a cheap price... but I won't. I want to he able to get in to see him when my car craps out.
    Nov 112
    • New / Eng
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      Ha ha ha ha, oh man, my sides!

      Is this the kind of content that gets you a nifty little badge next to your name, Microsoft?
      Nov 11
    • Microsoft DOyu71
      Yes... and i notice you didnt click the like button 😶
      Nov 11
  • When I turn the key to start the car, all I hear is a click sound, no crank at all. I tried replacing battrey thrice, even tried V6 battery, tested starter and alternator. I found there are tons of owners who face same issue. I went to honda dealer few months back and they said they are getting a lot of similar complaints but they can't pinpoint if it's starter or ignition control switch or something else. .. they suggested to keep driving until it stops starting then tow the car to them :(
    Nov 111
    • Uber / EngoOBb03
      When you pop the hood and listen for the click, it could be in the location of the starter solenoid or relay (ignition control switch). If the starter clicks (usually a bit louder), and you have plenty of voltage, which it sounds like you do, then it's the starter, otherwise the relay or a cable issue between them.

      Have them replace the offending part. Here's a dude that kind of explains in a random truck:

      https://youtu.be/yDDGBJY58E0
      Nov 11
  • SAP kbron
    Some ppl says is the starter
    Nov 110
  • I can buy starter and replace myself but i am confused because Some owner reported, replacing starter didn't help for them.
    Nov 111
    • Uber / EngoOBb03
      Could be wire cable connections, too. Or they have a different issue or they got a second bad starter.
      Nov 11
  • SAP kbron
    OP any update? My car had trouble to start for second time. After starting all is fine. I put an odb2 scanner and saw code p2101. So my issue is not starter, looks more like the throttle
    Nov 240
  • Intel sillycon
    Auto post in the auto section by Autodesk. Blind has taken a new turn.
    Nov 110
  • Uber / EngoOBb03
    Be sure it is in park or neutral or move the shifter around in case it's a detector switch in there. Starter solenoid, also, possibly is corroded. Tell us about what dash lights do and any switching or relay noises when hood is up when it doesn't work.
    Nov 110
  • Hitachi Vantara ktsg58
    ++ on the alternator. And most definitely do not take your car to a dealer. They'll charge you $100+ for just an inspection. Just take it to any mechanic for an inspection, most do it for free.
    Nov 110
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    Could be a faulty alternator.
    Also, your security system might be locking it for some reason.
    Nov 110
  • Oath / MgmtAtinlay
    Have it towed to the dealer so they can see the problem
    Nov 110

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