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Sometimes wont crank.

Postby Kenon » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:26 pm

Hi guys,

So i have a Honda CRX SI 89, It has been sitting for awhile and since summer has come i thought id get it running again.
It starts sometimes but on the off occasion it wont even crank.
Saying that dash lights do come on and when i turn the ignition it doesnt even make a noise but you can see the dash lights dimming as battery goes towards the starter.
Battery is fine and it does start (most times) and there is voltage.
Push starting works (as manual) then after maybe 5-10mins driving home and turning it off and on it turns over.

Im wondering if this has come across anyone else before if its the starter motor sitting there for half a year without being started often and getting stuck or something to do with something else.
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Sometimes wont crank.

Postby Myriad » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:48 am

The starter coil can develop flat sections over time, especially if it's original. This situation doesn't like to crank whilst it's cold. If yours is original, I say bite the bullet and get a new starter. That said, I'd suspect the relay if you're not even hearing a click.

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Re: Sometimes wont crank.

Postby Mista Bone » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:11 am

places bet on the ignition switch, known failure point.

Like mine, I bought the part last year but haven't replaced it yet. Dash going blank when turning from run to crank, but everything if find in run for a push start.
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Re: Sometimes wont crank.

Postby Kenon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:42 pm

It doesn't just happen when cold sometimes it would be right after a drive when i park up and go to turn it back on after 10mins or so it'll just not crank.

Actually thinking about it, it only happens after i park up somewhere. Always starts first pop when its cold.
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Sometimes wont crank.

Postby Myriad » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:12 am

In that case, your starter is probably fine; check your ign switch and relay.
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