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Old 11 Apr 2011, 08:02 am
BenNASA@gmail.com
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Default 90 Integra Starting Issue

I have had this starting problem for about 2 years. When I turn the
key all I get is a clicking sound and if I turn it enough times the
car will start. This is not every time I start the car, but most
times. Sometimes it is one or two tries and other times it can take
30 or 40 trys. I have changed the starter 3 times with a starter from
NAPA. I have also changed the battery cables, the ignition switch,
but the problem continues.

Any ideas? Or should I just buy another starter from a different
company?

Thanks!
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Old 11 Apr 2011, 08:36 am
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"BenNASA@gmail.com" <bennasa@gmail.com> wrote in news:82b13a7d-f2b3-4c8d-
a993-f4c9957c8a5a@s3g2000vbf.googlegroups.com:

> I have had this starting problem for about 2 years. When I turn the
> key all I get is a clicking sound and if I turn it enough times the
> car will start. This is not every time I start the car, but most
> times. Sometimes it is one or two tries and other times it can take
> 30 or 40 trys. I have changed the starter 3 times with a starter from
> NAPA. I have also changed the battery cables, the ignition switch,
> but the problem continues.
>
> Any ideas? Or should I just buy another starter from a different
> company?
>
> Thanks!
>




Next time, turn the dome light on and watch it while you crank. Does it dim
to nothing when you turn the key, or does it stay exactly the same
brightness?

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Old 11 Apr 2011, 09:03 am
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Default Re: 90 Integra Starting Issue

On Apr 11, 9:36*am, Tegger <inva...@example.com> wrote:
> "BenN...@gmail.com" <benn...@gmail.com> wrote in news:82b13a7d-f2b3-4c8d-
> a993-f4c9957c8...@s3g2000vbf.googlegroups.com:
>
> > I have had this starting problem for about 2 years. *When I turn the
> > key all I get is a clicking sound and if I turn it enough times the
> > car will start. *This is not every time I start the car, but most
> > times. *Sometimes it is one or two tries and other times it can take
> > 30 or 40 trys. *I have changed the starter 3 times with a starter from
> > NAPA. *I have also changed the battery cables, the ignition switch,
> > but the problem continues.

>
> > Any ideas? *Or should I just buy another starter from a different
> > company?

>
> > Thanks!

>
> Next time, turn the dome light on and watch it while you crank. Does it dim
> to nothing when you turn the key, or does it stay exactly the same
> brightness?
>
> --
> Tegger


Thanks Tegger,
I will look at the dome light tonight. I know the dash lights dim
when the starter clicks.
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Old 11 Apr 2011, 02:02 pm
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Default Re: 90 Integra Starting Issue

On Apr 11, 10:03*am, Ben <benn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 11, 9:36*am, Tegger <inva...@example.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > "BenN...@gmail.com" <benn...@gmail.com> wrote in news:82b13a7d-f2b3-4c8d-
> > a993-f4c9957c8...@s3g2000vbf.googlegroups.com:

>
> > > I have had this starting problem for about 2 years. *When I turn the
> > > key all I get is a clicking sound and if I turn it enough times the
> > > car will start. *This is not every time I start the car, but most
> > > times. *Sometimes it is one or two tries and other times it can take
> > > 30 or 40 trys. *I have changed the starter 3 times with a starter from
> > > NAPA. *I have also changed the battery cables, the ignition switch,
> > > but the problem continues.

>
> > > Any ideas? *Or should I just buy another starter from a different
> > > company?

>
> > > Thanks!

>
> > Next time, turn the dome light on and watch it while you crank. Does itdim
> > to nothing when you turn the key, or does it stay exactly the same
> > brightness?

>
> > --
> > Tegger

>
> Thanks Tegger,
> I will look at the dome light tonight. *I know the dash lights dim
> when the starter clicks.


I have not had a chance to get home yet to test the dome light, but
could it be a bad engine ground?
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Old 11 Apr 2011, 02:12 pm
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Default Re: 90 Integra Starting Issue

Ben <bennasa@gmail.com> wrote in
news:c01978db-b7bb-4c17-9e55-989f0d24a79a@l39g2000yqh.googlegroups.com:

>> I will look at the dome light tonight. *I know the dash lights dim
>> when the starter clicks.

>
> I have not had a chance to get home yet to test the dome light, but
> could it be a bad engine ground?
>



If the dome light dims to nothing, then the starter is not receiving the
current it needs to turn, or is receiving current, but is unable to turn
because it's defective.

Check for:
bad starter,
bad battery,
corrosion somewhere in the cable to the starter, from the battery, or at
the connections anywhere.

Electricity travels on the SURFACE of wires, so don't just clean the mating
connections.

Is there a ground cable from the valve cover to the rad support next to the
hood prop-rod? There should be. There's also another ground cable from the
transmission bellhousing to the body. It runs under the battery.

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Old 11 Apr 2011, 03:51 pm
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Default Re: 90 Integra Starting Issue

On Apr 11, 3:12*pm, Tegger <inva...@example.com> wrote:
> Ben <benn...@gmail.com> wrote innews:c01978db-b7bb-4c17-9e55-989f0d24a79a@l39g2000yqh.googlegroups.com:
>
> >> I will look at the dome light tonight. I know the dash lights dim
> >> when the starter clicks.

>
> > I have not had a chance to get home yet to test the dome light, but
> > could it be a bad engine ground?

>
> If the dome light dims to nothing, then the starter is not receiving the
> current it needs to turn, or is receiving current, but is unable to turn
> because it's defective.
>
> Check for:
> bad starter,
> bad battery,
> corrosion somewhere in the cable to the starter, from the battery, or at
> the connections anywhere.
>
> Electricity travels on the SURFACE of wires, so don't just clean the mating
> connections.
>
> Is there a ground cable from the valve cover to the rad support next to the
> hood prop-rod? There should be. There's also another ground cable from the
> transmission bellhousing to the body. It runs under the battery.
>
> --
> Tegger


The dome light does dim when it tries to start.

Tonight after about 5 or six tries it now starts on every try.

I will check the cables for corrosion now.
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Old 12 Apr 2011, 10:11 am
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Default Re: 90 Integra Starting Issue

On Apr 11, 4:51*pm, Ben <benn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 11, 3:12*pm, Tegger <inva...@example.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Ben <benn...@gmail.com> wrote innews:c01978db-b7bb-4c17-9e55-989f0d24a79a@l39g2000yqh.googlegroups.com:

>
> > >> I will look at the dome light tonight. I know the dash lights dim
> > >> when the starter clicks.

>
> > > I have not had a chance to get home yet to test the dome light, but
> > > could it be a bad engine ground?

>
> > If the dome light dims to nothing, then the starter is not receiving the
> > current it needs to turn, or is receiving current, but is unable to turn
> > because it's defective.

>
> > Check for:
> > bad starter,
> > bad battery,
> > corrosion somewhere in the cable to the starter, from the battery, or at
> > the connections anywhere.

>
> > Electricity travels on the SURFACE of wires, so don't just clean the mating
> > connections.

>
> > Is there a ground cable from the valve cover to the rad support next tothe
> > hood prop-rod? There should be. There's also another ground cable from the
> > transmission bellhousing to the body. It runs under the battery.

>
> > --
> > Tegger

>
> The dome light does dim when it tries to start.
>
> Tonight after about 5 or six tries it now starts on every try.
>
> I will check the cables for corrosion now.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


It appears to be a very dirty engine ground connection. I wire
brushed the wire and the metal piece next to the radiator and so far
it has not missed a start. I have my fingers crossed.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 15 Apr 2011, 08:52 am
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Default Re: 90 Integra Starting Issue

On Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:11:03 -0700 (PDT), Ben <bennasa@gmail.com>
wrote:

>On Apr 11, 4:51*pm, Ben <benn...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 11, 3:12*pm, Tegger <inva...@example.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> > Ben <benn...@gmail.com> wrote innews:c01978db-b7bb-4c17-9e55-989f0d24a79a@l39g2000yqh.googlegroups.com:

>>
>> > >> I will look at the dome light tonight. I know the dash lights dim
>> > >> when the starter clicks.

>>
>> > > I have not had a chance to get home yet to test the dome light, but
>> > > could it be a bad engine ground?

>>
>> > If the dome light dims to nothing, then the starter is not receiving the
>> > current it needs to turn, or is receiving current, but is unable to turn
>> > because it's defective.

>>
>> > Check for:
>> > bad starter,
>> > bad battery,
>> > corrosion somewhere in the cable to the starter, from the battery, or at
>> > the connections anywhere.

>>
>> > Electricity travels on the SURFACE of wires, so don't just clean the mating
>> > connections.

>>
>> > Is there a ground cable from the valve cover to the rad support next to the
>> > hood prop-rod? There should be. There's also another ground cable from the
>> > transmission bellhousing to the body. It runs under the battery.

>>
>> > --
>> > Tegger

>>
>> The dome light does dim when it tries to start.
>>
>> Tonight after about 5 or six tries it now starts on every try.
>>
>> I will check the cables for corrosion now.- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> - Show quoted text -

>
>It appears to be a very dirty engine ground connection. I wire
>brushed the wire and the metal piece next to the radiator and so far
>it has not missed a start. I have my fingers crossed.
>
>Thanks for the help!


What about the famous relay ???
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Old 04 May 2011, 07:25 pm
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On Apr 15, 9:52*am, John <Bla...@Bla.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:11:03 -0700 (PDT), Ben <benn...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> >On Apr 11, 4:51*pm, Ben <benn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Apr 11, 3:12*pm, Tegger <inva...@example.com> wrote:

>
> >> > Ben <benn...@gmail.com> wrote innews:c01978db-b7bb-4c17-9e55-989f0d24a79a@l39g2000yqh.googlegroups.com:

>
> >> > >> I will look at the dome light tonight. I know the dash lights dim
> >> > >> when the starter clicks.

>
> >> > > I have not had a chance to get home yet to test the dome light, but
> >> > > could it be a bad engine ground?

>
> >> > If the dome light dims to nothing, then the starter is not receivingthe
> >> > current it needs to turn, or is receiving current, but is unable to turn
> >> > because it's defective.

>
> >> > Check for:
> >> > bad starter,
> >> > bad battery,
> >> > corrosion somewhere in the cable to the starter, from the battery, or at
> >> > the connections anywhere.

>
> >> > Electricity travels on the SURFACE of wires, so don't just clean themating
> >> > connections.

>
> >> > Is there a ground cable from the valve cover to the rad support nextto the
> >> > hood prop-rod? There should be. There's also another ground cable from the
> >> > transmission bellhousing to the body. It runs under the battery.

>
> >> > --
> >> > Tegger

>
> >> The dome light does dim when it tries to start.

>
> >> Tonight after about 5 or six tries it now starts on every try.

>
> >> I will check the cables for corrosion now.- Hide quoted text -

>
> >> - Show quoted text -

>
> >It appears to be a very dirty engine ground connection. *I wire
> >brushed the wire and the metal piece next to the radiator and so far
> >it has not missed a start. * *I have my fingers crossed.

>
> >Thanks for the help!

>
> What about the famous relay ???


Starting problem is back! I thought it was fixed. It started every
time for the last two weeks. Now it will start on about the tenth or
fifteen turn of the key. I just got back from cleaning/checking both
ends of the battery cable and both ends of the engine ground...so now
what. Go with a forth starter? Or is there something else? Where is
the main relay?


Thanks!
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Old 04 May 2011, 07:30 pm
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Ben <bennasa@gmail.com> wrote in
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>
> Starting problem is back! I thought it was fixed. It started every
> time for the last two weeks. Now it will start on about the tenth or
> fifteen turn of the key. I just got back from cleaning/checking both
> ends of the battery cable and both ends of the engine ground...so now
> what. Go with a forth starter? Or is there something else? Where is
> the main relay?
>
>


Next time, turn the dome light on and watch it while you crank. Does it dim
to nothing when you turn the key, or does it stay exactly the same
brightness?


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