Why wont my car start? Lights come on but only hear a click turning key.

Asked by Aug 25, 2015 at 09:54 AM about the 2004 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello, I am an owner of a 2004 Honda Accord approx. 170K miles, I have been having issues with it starting. For the past few weeks it will not start off the 1st or 2nd turn of key only on the 3rd. This morning I went to start it and it only clicked a few times but wont turn over, gave it a couple minutes and tried again with no success. All my lights come on , radio, AC and etc it just wont start .

5 Answers

104,385

Most likely a starter failure if all you hear is a loud click and the lights stay bright, on some Hondas the starter has a solenoid on it that the contacts and contact ring wear out, those can be replaced, and some parts stores, but not all will do it for you, if you have the correct solenoid, if not then the entire starter must be replaced.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20,310

Did you try giving it a jump start ?

30

My friend had the same issues he replaced the starter and it was back to running well good luck

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

My name is Jimmy my car will not start but everything else will turn on and my light are bright

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Hey my 2006 honda accord i here a ringing noise like coming from my battery car wont start and also i here a clicking noise coming from my relay somebody plz help me what is the problem wit my car

Your Answer

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 74,751 nationwide Accord listings starting at $561.

ZIP:

Honda Accord Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,230
  • #2
    JP1956
    Reputation
    1,760
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
994 Great Deals out of 101,156 listings starting at $300
Used Honda Civic
773 Great Deals out of 67,944 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,211 Great Deals out of 88,997 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord Coupe
159 Great Deals out of 7,667 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Corolla
965 Great Deals out of 65,074 listings starting at $850
Used Nissan Maxima
337 Great Deals out of 23,710 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda CR-V
800 Great Deals out of 66,751 listings starting at $999
Used Acura TL
132 Great Deals out of 4,297 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata
855 Great Deals out of 58,924 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,159 Great Deals out of 37,214 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Optima
507 Great Deals out of 35,974 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,161 Great Deals out of 67,681 listings starting at $880
Used Toyota Avalon
252 Great Deals out of 17,828 listings starting at $1,600

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Honda Accord EX For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 196 listings starting at $14,495
2015 Honda Accord EX For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 795 listings starting at $11,500
2014 Honda Accord EX For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 809 listings starting at $10,500
2013 Honda Accord EX For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 218 listings starting at $9,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.