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Old 06-26-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Honda accord 1999 wont start

I was driving it just fine all day and i turn it off and when i go back to turn it on it wont start. There is no fire, to turn not even a single noise accept for the buzz of the check engine light although I've never heard of a car doing it before. I can hear the ignition switch engaging so it is not that. Also i tested the starter and the starter solenoid and those are fine as far as i can tell and the battery is fine. From my other reading seems some people have had similar problems and it happened to be the alternator but I'm not sure thats my case. Any ideas on what it could be. Its my only car and i don;t have any way to get anywhere else.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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i tested the starter and the starter solenoid and those are fine as far as i can tell and the battery is fine.
Evaluate, because based on what you've described thus far, it sounds like the starter is bad or the battery is dead.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:10 PM   #3
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Either those mentioned or your starter power wire is loose. Mine tends to come off while I'm driving and next thing I go and start it, it wont even crank over or nothing. So check that starter wire coming out from the engine harness.
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da same thing hppen to my accord that is currently in the shop I would say is the distributor or the main relay I have to guess on my car bcuz is a 94 but since urs is a 99 try to hook a computer in to read the problem I know a guy that would try his comp in like for 20 bucks in LA. Juss trying to hlp...
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:20 AM   #5
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are any belts turning when you turn the key over? If not try to jump start your car. Still nothing? Try hammering on your starter not the wires while someone else is trying to crank the car over repeatedly. Let us know the results.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:37 AM   #6
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Alright,

What i have done to check the starter is hook jumper cables to the positive end of my battery then put a screwdriver on both the starter and the solenoid and they both turned over( when i placed it on the solenoid it actually turned the engine instead of just spinning) but it wouldn't start.

I know the battery is fine because it had lights and everything even the dome light.

I tried checking the wires and everything seems to be fine to me as well as all the fuses and such.

Also i did try jump starting it but nothing happened, also no belts turn when i do anything aside from the one time when the engine turned.

Thanks for your help guys.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:50 AM   #7
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do your alternator belts etc move at all when turning key over 100% of the time? im nto understanding your post.
just becuase the dome lights work dosnt mean it has enough juice to crank over. but usually youll see the belts move for a brief second then here a series of a zapping sound. thats a bad battery.
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well before it started to work it would turn everything but i'll go and check the battery again just to be sure.
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are you sayin before this problem it would turn over? or the belt turnover now? its yes or no answer man.
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before the problem everything would turn. Now nothing turns.
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before the problem everything would turn. Now nothing turns.
so the belts do not move at ALL when key is turned every time the key is turned right? Im leaning towards your starter, do u have automatic or manual? get a hammer and hammer on the starter just not the wires. hammer on it while somebody else trys to turn the key over. a bad starter alot of times will crank over still after this trick.
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yes, the belts do not move at all while the key is turned every time.
I have an Automatic.

I'll trying beating on it some lol.
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no avail man. Still wont turn.
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get a bigger hammer lol, seriously it will work, have a helper turning the key off and on, while your beating on the starter solenoid. you can also you a big punch or something similar to give you more hammer room.
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another thing to test is when you turn your key see if your stater cable is getting a signal with a volt meter. if volts present, your starter is the problem. If no volts present you got another problem to diagnosis.
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I think its a fuel system problem.

I was trying to ump it again because i wans;t satisfied and i would turn over in natural but not in park. though it still wouldn;t start. So i believe the starter is fine. Interesting thing was when i was trying to start it the rive light would flash rapidly but only in neutral. So maybe a relay switch is bad and possible a fuel pump problem. Any thoughts?
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yeah its not getting any fuel from the fuel pump.

All the fuses are good for that although there is some kinda fail safe that doesn't allow it to start in park if something was wrong with the fuel pump. or something like that. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
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A problem with the fuel system will not prevent the car from cranking.

At this point I suspect the ignition switch. Try wiggling the key a bit while turning it to position III.
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i believe it has something to do with the transmission relay switch or whatever because no lights come on for the park-neutral on in drive do those lights come on. Also if this were so it would inhibit the car from receiving fuel and thus no crank.
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i believe it has something to do with the transmission relay switch or whatever because no lights come on for the park-neutral on in drive do those lights come on. Also if this were so it would inhibit the car from receiving fuel and thus no crank.
fuel pump has nothing to do with the problem like mentioned before, to diagnosis your problem you gotta start from the source of what actually cranks your engine over (starter). have you checked for a singal to the starter??? no prolly not because you wanna guess whats wrong and not have us help you diagnosis it. you can either twildle your thumbs or actually make some progress your call. the ingnition switch could very well be the problem like mentioned before to. we can guess all day or just tell us the answers to our question.
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if this were so it would inhibit the car from receiving fuel and thus no crank.
The fuel injection system has nothing to do with cranking the engine. Nada. Zip.
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Automatic transmission gear position switch. Fail safety that stops the starter from turning in park which also inhibits the fuel pump from engaging. Only in neutral would the starter turn however no gas will pump.

Not the starter. Not the battery. Not some other ****. Certainly not twiddling my thumbs.
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Automatic transmission gear position switch. Fail safety that stops the starter from turning in park which also inhibits the fuel pump from engaging. Only in neutral would the starter turn however no gas will pump.

Not the starter. Not the battery. Not some other ****. Certainly not twiddling my thumbs.
I missed the point at which you mentioned that the car would crank in neutral.
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I missed the point at which you mentioned that the car would crank in neutral.
if the guy actually spoke english natural and neutral are 2 different things, if u cant get that right then how in the world do u expect us to know what you think crankin over means??? Hey glad u figured it out though buddy..
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Have you tried jump starting it? Something similar happened to me a few months ago. Turned out to be a bad battery, it would hold charge overnight.
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