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Old 04-23-2012, 07:06 AM
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2004 Honda Accord starter install instructions and layout

My car is not starting it clicks once it's a brand new battery AAA guy said it was the starer. Does anyone have the layout of the starter I'm going to change it myself since I can get the starter for half the cost and I dont have the money to pay for labor right now. Please help thank you all in advance..
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:23 AM
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:09 AM
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My car is not starting it clicks once it's a brand new battery AAA guy said it was the starer. Does anyone have the layout of the starter I'm going to change it myself since I can get the starter for half the cost and I dont have the money to pay for labor right now. Please help thank you all in advance..
Step #3 from the previous poster is the fun part!

Before replacing the starter, be sure to have the battery fully charged and then load tested to be sure it's good -- brand new batteries do occasionally bite the dust. Then check your battery cables and cable connections (with a multimeter) from the battery to ground and over to the back of the alternator. Remember to think *safety* when you do all of this around a live battery.

Did the car just start clicking one day on attempted start and keep doing that whenever you try to start it, or did it occasionally do it and then finally start doing it every time? That's what mine did and I finally pulled the intake manifold w/ throttle body and replaced the starter with a rebuilt unit from a parts store. It was *much* less expensive than the parts and labor would have been from a Honda dealer. Take your time removing the manifold assembly, and be sure to button everything up (especially wiring harnesses and connectors) properly. The hardest part for me was hooking the throttle and cruise control cables back up -- just had to tinker with them to get the cable ends hooked back in their proper positions on the throttle body.

Good luck...
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:20 PM
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Have someone bang on the starter while you crank the key. Should start if you just need to move it or something. Use something metallic, like a lug tool or hammer.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:50 AM
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Hey, if it is the starter, now might be a great time to upgrade to a TSX intake manifold!
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:57 PM
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Is it possible to fit the MT starter into a AT car?

edit: it's a silly question, but i'm asking because a local starter shop is suggesting to go with the starter that has the solenoid separated. Based on what i've found is that the starter with solenoid separated is for the MT transmissions and not AT.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:48 PM
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never-mind to my question. Turns out there is a Mitsubishi starter that has the solenoid detached.
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