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2007 Accord Starter issues

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Old 02-14-2019, 11:53 AM
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Cool 2007 Accord Starter issues

*2007 Honda Accord 3.0 EX Coupe

Drove car to work, sat at work for 8 hours, went to start, and heard nothing but a "click" (the starter clicking), tired several times, same result. Call wife, she drove 45 minutes to get me, adjusted battery cables because I wanted to do something in the meantime, click again, click again, then car all of sudden fired right up. Drove home, car sat overnight, same thing the next morning, click, click, fired up. I drove other vehicle to work. Day later, she fired right up, drove to mechanic, their diagnosis was low battery and bad starter. So, I drove car home. Pulled battery, replaced starter with REMAN from Adv Auto, battery back in, turn key, "click", click, click, this time nothing but clicks. The starter is pushing the gear arm (forgot technical term) but I am getting no rotation on the starter and it doesn't sound like it is engaging the flywheel at all. I had battery tested at another place, they said it's good but at 60% charge. So, my thoughts:

1) is the battery too low to turn over the starter mechanism that turns the gear/flywheel?
2) Does the starter gear have to fully extended before it turns over? Meaning - is the reason why it's not trying to turn is because it is not fully extending/it's not fully engaging flywheel, if so, then why is it not? Do I have to adjust something, I've seen comments on shims?
3) Bad starter?
4) Bad battery?

My gut says to try another starter to be sure the REMAN is not defective. Second, if shims are the answer how to do I setup the shims in the correct manner (never done them)?

Thanks,
Matt
 
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:35 PM
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Bad battery, bad reman starter, or bad + battery cable connecting battery to the starter. A bad ground is another possibility as well.

What is the battery voltage before you start the car? What is the battery voltage when the engine is running?

Measure the voltage between the + battery post and the + connection on the starter when trying to start the engine. Keep the wire connected. The voltage should be zero or close to zero.
 
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:07 AM
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Could be the battery itself. Did you replace the battery? Do not rule out the reman they are known to be bad from time to time
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:10 AM
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Battery is new. Took reman starter back to store. They put it on test bench and it worked normally. So those are good. I checked all fuses, nothing blown (inside and out).

Im still just getting the clicking sound with not rotation of the starter.

Iím not good at the electrical side of the house.
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Seanjordan20 View Post
Could be the battery itself. Did you replace the battery? Do not rule out the reman they are known to be bad from time to time
battery is good. Reman bench tested perfectly.
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:36 AM
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I have electrical tester. Itís set as pictured when i tested the terminals on the starter.

With battery installed and multimeter set as pictured, before turning key, I got a 12v reading. When my son turned key (positive tester cable was on battery positive and negative tester cable was connected to the small slide on plug on the starter) the reading went down to zero.
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:46 PM
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Normal voltage is between 9 and 10. Are you sure you tested correctly because the results show a bad battery
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:51 PM
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Sean, battery is good. As far as doing correctly, well, I did exactly what I said I did in the previous post. If that is an incorrect way thatís one thing. But Iím sure that I did exactly what I posted. Positive to positive. Negative to the small slide on plug. Previous photo I am pointing to the plug where the negative tester cable was connected. It read normal when sitting there. When key was turned it snapped to zero. Iím not an electrical guy so no clue if that correct. I was referencing first reply suggestion.
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 01:24 PM
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Did you disable the ignition? You hooked it up correctly. With it at zero you do have an electrical issue
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:47 PM
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No, did not disable ignition. Itís doing the same thing it was with the original starter in when the problem first came up. Going to try another starter just in case. From there, well, not sure.
 

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