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Old 09-22-2016, 11:40 PM
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Hello guys, new here, I have a 97 accord that clicks when I try to start it. I've replaced the battery and starter on it and still has the issue at times. Any idea of what it could be? Thanks
 
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:43 PM
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More than likely its your starter. It could also be a bad connection, etc.

In my case, my 97 started doing the same thing. I checked the battery and it was good. I didnt even troubleshoot anymore. With 205,000 I just went ahead and replaced the starter, which was the problem.
 
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by bicklebok View Post
More than likely its your starter. It could also be a bad connection, etc.

In my case, my 97 started doing the same thing. I checked the battery and it was good. I didnt even troubleshoot anymore. With 205,000 I just went ahead and replaced the starter, which was the problem.
Thanks bicklebok, could it be that the new starter is bad already you think? I'm going to clean all connections hopefully tomorrow
 
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:19 AM
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Try tapping on it and see if that makes a difference. Also, checking the contacts like you said is a good idea. You can also take the starter to Auto Zone and have it tested.

If you replaced the old starter with an inexpensive rebuilt one, I wouldnt be surprised if it's bad already. I just bought a high quality rebuilt starter for mine($160) and it was bad. Had to pull it right back off. So I bought another high quality rebuilt starter and although it works, it is giving problems too. Pretty sad that its hard to get good rebuilt parts these days.
 
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:26 AM
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Suggest cleaning and tightening both battery connections. Symptoms can be caused by weak connection or bad battery cable (check for voltage drop).

good luck
 
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by TexasHonda View Post
Suggest cleaning and tightening both battery connections. Symptoms can be caused by weak connection or bad battery cable (check for voltage drop).

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I've cleaned and tightened down all ground connections. I also cleaned the positive cable on the battery and starter and I'm still getting the same issues. Once the CEO light came on after a while, git it scanned and was told it's the crankshaft position sensor. Would that be it?
 
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:58 PM
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CPS will prevent engine from starting, but not cause a no-turnover or clicking from solenoid. Possibilities are bad battery, connections, bad battery wire/s, or faulty starter. You have replaced battery and starter, and cleaned connections. That leaves faulty battery wire/s as remaining possibility, if all work is good.

good luck
 
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