Why won't my 02 Honda Accord start?

Asked by Aug 31, 2015 at 01:46 PM about the 2002 Honda Accord EX V6 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recently I cleaned the cold air intake and it
started like a champ. After a week or so, I started
having problems with it starting. I got it jumped
thinking it was a battery or alternator problem and
it started up again. But it's been happening every
week to every few days. It'll start up and then a
few days later it won't. It starts with a low rpm and
then it'll just shut off. Bad connections maybe?

3 Answers

3,125

It's possible so I would check all connections and ground wires & have the battery load tested and also the alternator to start with. You would be amazed at the crazy things cars can and will do, due even a small voltage drop.

I've tested my battery and alternator twice and they both tested fine. Even took my car to a shop and they said they couldn't find anything wrong.

3,125

I would bet they couldn't find anything obvious and couldn't be bothered trying to look further. My wife's 2000 Accord went completely nuts doing the strangest things you could imagine with idle, power loss, stumbling and back firing, not to mention bizarre idiot lights going on and off. Turned out to be a failing alternator, even though it tested "OK" at the auto parts store.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Why 96 honda accord 1 answer

    The car says its in drive and park at the same time and won't start ant ideas where to start

    1996 Honda Accord LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Does anyone know why my 96 Honda Accord has trouble starting after sitting. 13 answers

    A 96 Honda Accord won't start after sitting for a little while. After about 15 attempts it starts very rough. As if on 2 cylinders then 4. After it starts, it will run smooth all day long. It has ne...

    1996 Honda Accord EX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1994 Honda Accord won't start 2 answers

    My 1994 Honda Accord was recently stolen. We got it back! But now it will not start. 1) I have tried to jump it 2) none of the wires appear to be cut 3) all fuses are there I am checking tonight to ...

    1994 Honda Accord LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 95 Honda Accord was stalling at stop lights now won't turn over. why? 2 answers

    My car would stall out when warming up and whenever I stop. Now the car tries to start but will not turn over. Air filter is clean. New battery. Oil and fluids are fine. Why won't my car start?

    1995 Honda Accord

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 88 honda accord lx 3 answers

    why do the 88 honda accords engines reve so high when started and takes awhile to kick down

    1988 Honda Accord

    -

    General

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 82,781 nationwide Accord listings starting at $500.

ZIP:

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,010
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,600
#3 JP1956
JP1956
Reputation 1,440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
509 Great Deals out of 81,592 listings starting at $558
Used Toyota Camry
879 Great Deals out of 92,136 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Altima
805 Great Deals out of 78,287 listings starting at $470
Used Honda Accord Coupe
130 Great Deals out of 10,277 listings starting at $1,100
Used Nissan Maxima
275 Great Deals out of 26,140 listings starting at $2,545
Used Toyota Corolla
763 Great Deals out of 75,281 listings starting at $1,790
Used Honda CR-V
694 Great Deals out of 57,125 listings starting at $1,600
Used Acura TL
267 Great Deals out of 7,182 listings starting at $2,200
Used Hyundai Sonata
517 Great Deals out of 50,230 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 3 Series
1,105 Great Deals out of 35,574 listings starting at $900
Used Kia Optima
405 Great Deals out of 30,098 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet Malibu
811 Great Deals out of 88,735 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Avalon
223 Great Deals out of 13,770 listings starting at $1,475
Used Chevrolet Impala
597 Great Deals out of 29,137 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 53,086 listings starting at $18,973
2016 Honda Accord For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 3,499 listings starting at $14,895
2015 Honda Accord For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 2,989 listings starting at $12,863
2014 Honda Accord For Sale
226 Great Deals out of 7,121 listings starting at $5,890
2013 Honda Accord For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 2,259 listings starting at $8,970