2000 Honda Odyssey, replaced battery and alternator about 1 year ago. Van has been sitting for a couple of months, drove it for a couple of days without issue. About a week later went out to start and battery was completely dead. Attempted to start using jumper cables and let it charge about 1 minute before I tried to start it. The starter turned over, was weak and the solenoid starting clicking, so I stopped (total time about 5 seconds or less). I then let it charge about 5 minutes and when I tried again, there was nothing. The clock was working at that was it. I then moved the jumper cables to see if they were firmly connected and they were. I also noticed that there were no sign of electric flow (sparking) when moving the ground for better grip. The clock stopped showing time after about 10 minutes, assuming the little charge that was given upon first connecting ran out.
So it seems that there is a short or open relay in the system. The fuses looked okay under the hood. I didn’t remove any, just look through the little viewing panes and didn’t see any breaks in the wire.
Do you have any ideas as to where I should begin to look?
have the same problem?
Friday, July 25th, 2014 AT 7:33 PM