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01-25-04, 03:35 PM   #1  
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Starting--not quite right

I have a 97 Honda Accord 5-speed (4cyl, 2.2l). Over the last few months, I've noticed a little hiccup when trying to start it up. With my foot on the clutch, I turn the key and nothing happens. But if I ease up on the clutch just a little bit, it starts up just fine. This doesn't happen everytime, but it does occur enough to worry me.

Other than this slight hiccup, there are no other problems with starting or driving. After 120k, she still seems to be running fine.

 
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01-25-04, 03:50 PM   #2  
Sounds like the clutch switch is going bad.

 
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01-26-04, 12:05 PM   #3  
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Any advice on how to correct the situation?

 
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01-26-04, 12:51 PM   #4  
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I would remove it and clean it out with some contact cleaner.make sure to clean the connections.If that fails replace it with a new Honda switch.

 
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01-28-04, 07:15 AM   #5  
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Thanks for the help, but I could use a little more...

Where is the switch located? How do I remove it?

 
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01-29-04, 03:55 AM   #6  
It will be located on the clutch linkage somewhere, usually under the dash mounted on the pedal cluster brace somewhere. You'll see it there. It will be triggered when the clutch pedal reaches the floor. It should have 2 wires. You could jump them out to test it but I wouldn't recommend driving it that way. That could be dangerous.

 
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