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2004 4 Cyl Accord Wont Start

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Old 03-16-2019, 04:26 PM
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Hi everyone,

I have an 04 Accord that wont start. There have been two times the past month or so when it was like -20 degrees out and I had to jump it to start. The other day, its like 40 degrees, and it wont start. It'll crank a little bit but wont start up. I'm thinking, well it must be the battery. So I buy a new battery and that doesn't solve the issue either. I had the battery tested and its good. All my dash lights/radio work. The wipers work, albeit a bit slow. My next thought is the starter or starter relay. We put a battery in my dads corolla one time and it wouldn't start until the next day for some reason haha and havent had a single issue with it since. I'm hoping I have the same luck. What do you guys think?
 
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:06 PM
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Would you clear up what you mean by not starting?

When you turn the key to start the engine, does the starter motor spin the engine like a normal start-up? Or is the starter spinning the engine, and your engine won't run on its own? This is when you normally release the key, because the engine is running.

Sometimes people say crank/no-start, or a no-crank/no-start. The troubleshooting is different between these 2 conditions.
 
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:08 PM
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It will spin just slightly like a normal start up but then nothing. If I try it more than once or twice it will just click and nothing else. The dash lights and radio work the entire time
 
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:09 PM
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Cleaned the ground and replaced thee starter relay--still no luck. I'm thinking about taking the starter out and testing it next? Here is a video of what its doing: https://streamable.com/yh1nr
 

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Old 03-17-2019, 07:58 PM
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In the video, is the starter stopping on its own, or are you releasing the key? The starter is spinning the engine, because I can see the power steering pump pulley spinning.
 
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:03 PM
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Yeah that was just turning the key and holding for a couple of seconds and letting go.
 
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:27 PM
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The starter is under the intake manifold. I had to take off the upper part of my intake to remove.

This is either an issue with the starter motor or possible the red wire from battery + to the starter. You can try a voltage drop test where you connect a the volt meter to the + battery post and the + battery cable connection to the starter. When you try to start the car the voltage should read fairly close to zero.
 
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