'92 Accord EX won't turn over (start)


Old 02-11-07, 10:46 AM
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'92 Accord EX won't turn over (start)

when i get this car started, it runs like a top.... but

its been starting fine up until a few days ago. even in the extreme cold. I turn the key, and zero. nothing. i hear a slight whine from the engine compartment when i goto the start position on the column - past the "on" position. i do the screwdriver trick over the leads of the starter, and it turns over and car starts fine. wondering if theres a fuse or relay that might be burnt out? or the starter might just be plain fubar'd? car has brand new battery and battery cables.

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Old 02-11-07, 12:57 PM
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Could this whine sound be the sound of the starter spinning?...but not engaging the teeth of the flywheel?
Old 02-11-07, 03:32 PM
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is it a manuel trans could be the switch on clutch also does it have an alarm or an old alarm?
Old 02-15-07, 12:50 AM
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I had the same symptoms when the brushes(?) in the starter wore out. I am not sure what you mean by the screwdriver trick but if this is indeed the starter, try hitting it with a hammer (seriously). If it starts after that, you'll probably need to replace the starter motor.

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