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ENGINE WONT TURN OVER AND ITS NOT THE BATTERY

1997 Honda Del Sol • 145,000 miles

Engine will not even try to turn over its silent. When I try to crank it all my interior lights and radio are working so I dont think its the battery.


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Fnhateit
January 12, 2012.



Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?There isnt a security light on solid or flashing is there?


Saturntech9
Jan 12, 2012.
No I do not have a multimeter for testing. All lights come on like normal.


Tiny
Fnhateit
Jan 12, 2012.
You will need a test light or multimeter let me know when you have one so we can trace power.


Saturntech9
Jan 12, 2012.
If there is no noise at all and the dash indicator lights do not dim when turned to crank, either the ignition switch or starter is bad, neutral start switch (for manual transmission) or Park Neutral Position switch are faulty.

Check the starter solenoid wire to see if it is disconnected.
Ensure shift position is in either P or N if auto transmisison.


KHLow2008
Jan 12, 2012.
Ok I know this sounds girlie. Where is the solenoid wire located? I bought my car new and it hasnt given me problems and yes a female that dont know jack about car stuff.


Tiny
Fnhateit
Jan 12, 2012.
The solenoid wire is at the starter motor, the one that is small and plugged in. Unplug it and use a fused wire to apply battery voltage to it.


KHLow2008
Jan 13, 2012.