No clicking noises I just heard only spinning noises when I trying to start .any help on this


Asked by Mar 10, 2015 at 03:22 PM about the 1996 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My friend has honda accord 1996 model
.problems it will not start when I trying to
start the ignition switch engaged no
clicking noises just spinning noises .I take
to autozone they side the starter is ok .even
I do bench test the start works fine . And I
check the power goes to solenoid works
fine.  What would be the problem? Any help
on this .Thanks in advance

2 Answers


Sometimes the starter spring that makes the gear jump in towards the engine and engages the starter gear with the teeth in the flywheel gets weak and worn out, so the gear is just spinning in the end of the starter but it is not engaged into the flywheel to turn the engine over. That could be why you hear spinning but the engine does not rotate. If it were mine, the first thing I would do is remove the starter, take out 1 or 2 spark plugs, then thru the hole where the starter goes into the engine, put a large screwdriver or flat ended pry-bar, and try to rotate the flywheel by hand with the pry bar, to make sure that the flywheel bolts have not broken off or worked their way out of the flywheel and torque converter. Have someone watch the end of the engine where the belts and pulleys are to see if it turns or moves when you move the fly wheel. If it does, I would spend the money on a replacement starter. Good luck, let me know how you make out.

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Forgot to tell you, that weak springs won't show up on a starter work bench test

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