1999 LX. I hear every ten minutes a weird little motor noise for about
3 seconds when it is park in the driveway at home. It is very quiet.
I cannot tell what it is. Only real motors are mirrors?? almost like
an electrical fule pump coming on??? It appears this is killing the
battery over a 2 year period.
I put in a new Interstate battery about 4 months ago. I tested it on a
charger and it looks okay. When I go to start it sometimes just
clicks. The second or third try kicks over. Sometimes it starts
normally. Sometimes it takes 4 tries. Daytime temps are about 92 F in
I am wondering if the starter is going or if there is a solenoid on the
starter? There was a recall on the ignition by the key and the dealer
supposedly replaced it.
You are hearing the ABS charging up. I think it's mentioned in your
owner's manual. Clean and tighten BOTH ends of BOTH battery cables. They
aren't able to carry current because something is loose.
Heat is hard of batteries too.
Honda starters also have solenoid contact problems,some solenoids can be
replaced,others need the contacts and plunger replaced,or a rebuilt starter
On my 94 Integra,I bought the parts for $30 PPD,and replaced the contacts
and plunger myself.
The hardest part was getting out the lower starter bolt.(a LONG one,and
Doing the solenoid was easy.
On Fri, 28 Jul 2006 22:16:06 -0600, "'Curly Q. Links'"
I wouldn't rule out a failing starter. Mine failed with similar
symptoms - sometimes taking two or three clicks before it would crank.
Problem got gradually more frequent and more severe. New starter
fixed it for good.
You should check connection to battery, starter and ground to make
sure they are clean and secure.
I clean the battery contacts, they were ticght and spray WD-40 on the
contacts. The ground to the body had a little white residue. The
WD-40 seemed to do the trick at first. Later in the day after 4 or 5
starts it seemed like we were back to trouble starting. I think the
starter may be going.
Anyone know how hard it is to swap it out on an Accord?
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