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Old 06-24-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Help! I have a 2004 honda accord V-6 3.0. that won't start after I parked it at a shopping center. No cranking. Just a click sound and nothing. Battery is fine (tested). Some one mentioned a fuel relay. I don't know where it is situated on my 04 accord v6. What could this be? I suspect the starter or alternator.
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Have you had anything done to it recently. Have you tried a jumpstart?
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What was the battery voltage?

If the battery is fully charged (~12.6 volts), it might be the starter. I've heard that light tapping on the starter body with a wrench/hefty object might help it start once more so you can drive it to the shop.
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Thanks newtohonda and gwiffer. Here's an update: we were able to rule out both the battery and alternator. We tapped the starter and eventually got it to start. The culprit is the starter. Sometimes it would start, but this must be preceded with some "cajoling" with a hard object. I bought a starter $105. It is cheaper online of course but I didn't want to wait. Will have it installed tomorrow and will update.
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Default Re: 04 honda accord won't start, clicks only.

single click is almost always the starter. the "bristles" inside lose contact. hence why banging on it sometimes helps them to make contact.

rapid clicking or slow cranking is generally a low battery.
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single click is almost always the starter. the "bristles" inside lose contact. hence why banging on it sometimes helps them to make contact.

rapid clicking or slow cranking is generally a low battery.
Perhaps the case for Honda's but when the starter went on my Subby it was a rapid click. Don't mind me though, first Honda, live and learn
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