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Old 01 Nov 2004, 05:21 pm
Jailhouse Bones Dupree
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Default 96 Accord starting problems

Hello,

I've got a 1996 Accord LX (5 speed manual trans) that's been a great car
but the past couple months it's had some intermittent starting problems.
It happens when the car has been sitting for a while, overnight or 9 hours
during work, I don't think it's happened when the engine is warm.

When I turn the key nothing happens. No click no nothing. Usually if I try
it again it will then start right up. A couple times I've had to try 2 or
3 times, but it always starts. It will go a couple weeks without doing it
and sometimes it will happen 2 or 3 days in a row. No real rhyme or reason
behind it.

As it still has the original battery I'm going to replace it before Winter
hits (the battery seems fine but it's time for a new one just to be
proactive) and thought it would be a good time to also have this problem
looked into.

Thanks for any input.

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Old 01 Nov 2004, 06:00 pm
lamont1
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Default Re: 96 Accord starting problems

sounds like it might be the starter . i have also heard that hondas have a
common problem with either a main relay or fuse preventing them from
starting, check that too. i would just get a new relay and try that first
because its cheap to try.
"Jailhouse Bones Dupree" <spam@subatomicblues.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I've got a 1996 Accord LX (5 speed manual trans) that's been a great car
> but the past couple months it's had some intermittent starting problems.
> It happens when the car has been sitting for a while, overnight or 9 hours
> during work, I don't think it's happened when the engine is warm.
>
> When I turn the key nothing happens. No click no nothing. Usually if I try
> it again it will then start right up. A couple times I've had to try 2 or
> 3 times, but it always starts. It will go a couple weeks without doing it
> and sometimes it will happen 2 or 3 days in a row. No real rhyme or reason
> behind it.
>
> As it still has the original battery I'm going to replace it before Winter
> hits (the battery seems fine but it's time for a new one just to be
> proactive) and thought it would be a good time to also have this problem
> looked into.
>
> Thanks for any input.
>
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> Cheers!
>
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Old 02 Nov 2004, 07:39 pm
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Default Re: 96 Accord starting problems

Jailhouse Bones Dupree wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I've got a 1996 Accord LX (5 speed manual trans) that's been a great car
> but the past couple months it's had some intermittent starting problems.
> It happens when the car has been sitting for a while, overnight or 9 hours
> during work, I don't think it's happened when the engine is warm.
>
> When I turn the key nothing happens. No click no nothing. Usually if I try
> it again it will then start right up. A couple times I've had to try 2 or
> 3 times, but it always starts. It will go a couple weeks without doing it
> and sometimes it will happen 2 or 3 days in a row. No real rhyme or reason
> behind it.
>
> As it still has the original battery I'm going to replace it before Winter
> hits (the battery seems fine but it's time for a new one just to be
> proactive) and thought it would be a good time to also have this problem
> looked into.
>
> Thanks for any input.
>

=====================

Change the battery and get the terminals cleaned / lubed up. Check the
far ends of the cables for corrosion / looseness.

'Curly'




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Old 03 Nov 2004, 08:37 pm
Michael Pardee
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Default Re: 96 Accord starting problems

If it is the battery, the headlights won't work and the dash warning lights
will dim or go out when you turn the headlights on. About half the batteries
I've had in the last 20 years have died this way... intermittent internal
connections at one post or the other. A firm whack on the offending post
with a hammer will make it work for a while, but the battery is still bad.

Mike

"motsco_ _" <"motsco_ _"@interbaun.com> wrote in message
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> Jailhouse Bones Dupree wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I've got a 1996 Accord LX (5 speed manual trans) that's been a great car
>> but the past couple months it's had some intermittent starting problems.
>> It happens when the car has been sitting for a while, overnight or 9
>> hours
>> during work, I don't think it's happened when the engine is warm.
>>
>> When I turn the key nothing happens. No click no nothing. Usually if I
>> try
>> it again it will then start right up. A couple times I've had to try 2 or
>> 3 times, but it always starts. It will go a couple weeks without doing it
>> and sometimes it will happen 2 or 3 days in a row. No real rhyme or
>> reason
>> behind it. As it still has the original battery I'm going to replace it
>> before Winter
>> hits (the battery seems fine but it's time for a new one just to be
>> proactive) and thought it would be a good time to also have this problem
>> looked into.
>>
>> Thanks for any input.
>>

> =====================
>
> Change the battery and get the terminals cleaned / lubed up. Check the far
> ends of the cables for corrosion / looseness.
>
> 'Curly'
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> To REPLY: If there are a couple of underscores in my return address, you
> must remove them to reply directly . . . . . . Thanks.
>
> Regarding stage performances: When everyone else has finished playing, you
> should not play any notes you have left over. -
>



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