1996 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 186000 miles
Car will start fine around town but after a twenty mile drive I'll park the car as I turn it off the cooling fans start and run with the car off for 5 to 15 minutes. When I come back after about 20 min the fans have turned off but the starter will not roll over at all. All the dash light come on correctly but all I hear is a relay some where clicking on and off with the key. I've tried turning the key on and off over and over and once in awhile it will start, but that does not happen often. I've also done the old trick of tapping the starter with a wrench, that used to work on an old forklift I used to own. Anyways If I leave the car alone for about two hours and then try to start it, it starts just fine like nothing was ever wrong with it. It started having this problem about a year ago and I figured it was a bad battery being drained by the fans so I purchased an optima battery and it seemed to fix the problem but then about six months latter it started doing the same thing again. Any solutions?
have the same problem?
Thursday, June 25th, 2009 AT 5:18 PM