Bad Starter of my Honda Accord.

Asked by Aug 18, 2014 at 09:35 AM about the 1997 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a Honda Accord 1997 2.2L Automatic. I changed the Starter about 5 different
times. It works for a while then goes bad again. I have to tap it almost every time after
that.
It would start by itself when the engine cools down. Hot engine, it needs to be tapped.

I am bamboozled when quite a few mechanics have failed to diagnose that what is the
actual problem??

3 Answers

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find a better mechanic- are all these starters rebuilt? find a different brand of starter motor- maybe a new one- a strange problem-

Yes all of them are rebuilt. Honda doesnt manufacture new starters any more for this model. Consulted 5 different mechanics. One of them said try to test the Alternator. Not sure if that could be the issue ??

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Sure they are rebuilt, but five of em bad so fast....no I think the vehicle has a bad primary ground...and/or the bell housing on the transmission, where the starter mounts could be rust/contaminated. Believe it or not the starter has to ground to the transmission housing. Now also scrape/sand that reman paint off of your new Starter to make sure it has a solid connection to that clean housing. End of problem.

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