I have a 2001 Honda Accord. It came with a factory intalled remote
starter and door locks. My problem is that my remote starter sometimes
starts normal. Other times, I can hear it cranking by will not start. I
have tried changing the battery but no luck.
Any idea what the problem is? How can I fix it?
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks for your time and
Normal cranking, but no start can be caused by various systems:
ignition system, fuel system, etc. If you are having slow cranking, the
problem is with the battery or starter.
To check ignition system: Open hood and look for disconnected
spark-plug wires or vacuum lines. Crank the engine and check if each
disconnected plug wire is producing spark when close to engine body. To
start with the fuel system: press the valve on top of engine to see if
fuel is comming out.
For futher info:
If it happens when the car has been sitting over night, or the weekend,
you may have a dripping injector. The (aftermarket) starting system
doesn't know what the manual says about starting a flooded honda. Your
manual tells you how to start it, and the cure is a can of Techron
injector cleaner, or a few tanks of Gasohol.
Happened to my Odyssey, and the Gasohol cured it.
If it's VERY cold out, the manual tells you to hold the pedal 1/2 way to
the floor. If it's that cold, you should be using a block heater.
Honda doesn't officially 'endorse' remote starters. Your manual tells
If this only happened when you are using the remote starter.
Most likely the problem on the transponder by-pass module
used on the remote starter. First find out the brand name ,
and get a radio/remote starter installing shop to diagnose.
. Thanks for your time and
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