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Old 01 Jul 2004, 12:41 pm
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Default Re: 03 Accord V6 - odd intermittent sound on starting

George Of The Jungle wrote:
> Odd sound when starting, before engine cranks over, sounds either like
> a grinding or electrical sound, seemingly from around the glovebox
> area. Sound does not occur at every start. Has happened with car cold
> and with it warm. Sound lasts from 1/10th to 1 second.
> Of course I couldn't reproduce it for the Honda Service Rep, who had
> never heard of a similar noise. My guess is a problem with the
> starter, but engine sounds are very muffled in the interior of the
> car, and the location it seems to be coming from is no where near
> where the starter is located. Another crazy idea is that maybe there
> is a short in my right front speaker wire, that occationally gets
> amplified when the car starts up. I haven't noticed whether or not the
> stereo is on at the time when I hear the noise. Is there an electric
> junction box near/behind the glove box?
> Any ideas, anyone? Anybody experience a similar noise?
> Thanks in advance!


Fuel pump runs the moment you turn the key to position II. Sometimes the
pump will run for 1/2 second, sometimes for 3 seconds. Just depends how
long the car sat, and whether the pump was 'primed up' when you shut it off.

The noise happens while you perform the 'lamp test' (see owner's manual)


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