2003 Honda Accord starter

Tiny
FLOPPSY
  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 12000 miles

how do you change the starter

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Sunday, October 19th, 2008 AT 6:21 PM

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Tiny
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Hi floppsy,

REMOVAL
1. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio, and the navigation system, then write down the customer's radio station and XM radio channel presets.
2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery first, then disconnect the positive cable.
3. Remove the intake manifold
4. Disconnect the starter cable (A) from the B terminal, then disconnect the BLK/WHT wire (B) from the S terminal.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Starter03Accord_1.jpg



5. Remove the harness clamp (C).
6. Remove the harness holder (D).
7. Remove the two bolts holding the starter, then remove the starter.

INTAKE REMOVAL ('03-05 MODELS)
1. Disconnect the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor connector (A).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Intake03Accord01_1.jpg



2. Remove the vacuum hose (B) and breather pipe (C), then remove the intake air duct (D).
3. Remove the engine cover.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Intake03Accord02_1.jpg



4. Remove the throttle cable (A) and cruise control actuator cable (B) by loosening the locknuts (C), then slipping the cable ends out of the accelerator linkage. Take care not to bend the cables when removing them. Always replace any kinked cable with a new one.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Intake03Accord03_1.jpg



5. Remove the evaporative emission (EVAP) canister hose (A) and brake booster vacuum hose (B).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Intake03Accord04_1.jpg



6. Remove the engine wire harness connectors and wire harness clamps from the intake manifold.
a) Idle air control (IAC) valve connector
b) Throttle position sensor connector
c) Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor connector

7. Remove the bolt (A) securing the harness holder, and remove the harness clamps (B).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Intake03Accord05_1.jpg



8. Remove and plug the water bypass hoses.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Intake03Accord06_1.jpg



9. Remove the harness clamp (A), and the harness connector (B) from the intake manifold bracket, then remove the intake manifold bracket (C).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Intake03Accord07_1.jpg



10. Remove the vacuum hose (A/T).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Intake03Accord08_1.jpg



11. Remove the intake manifold.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Intake03Accord09_1.jpg



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Saturday, October 25th, 2008 AT 2:16 PM
Tiny
JPLEV10
  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC

I have a 2003 Accord EX. I'm wanting to know if there is an easier way, than to take off intake manifold. To get to the starter, that needs replaced.

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Sunday, November 26th, 2017 AT 5:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Withour removing the intake manifold, even if you can remove the starter, you would not be able to take it out to put the new one in. You have to at least remove the manifold bolts without disconnecting some of the wireharness and pull the manifold out some distance to allow the starter to be removed.

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Sunday, November 26th, 2017 AT 5:39 PM (Merged)
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HIGHKM
  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 489,000 MILES

Does a car starter need to be replaced after a certain period of time

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Sunday, November 26th, 2017 AT 5:39 PM (Merged)
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No, starter only needs replaced if it fails and is tested to be bad.

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Sunday, November 26th, 2017 AT 5:39 PM (Merged)
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BIENVEJESUS
  • 2001 HONDA ACCORD

Electrical problem
2001 Honda Accord 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 85000 miles

How can I remove the starter. Thank you.

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Sunday, November 26th, 2017 AT 5:39 PM (Merged)
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DAVE H
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Remove wiring from terminals at rear of starter .. undo bolts securing starter to vehicle and remove from vehicle ... replace in reverse ..


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/266999_starter_4.jpg

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Sunday, November 26th, 2017 AT 5:39 PM (Merged)
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JRUBIO
  • 2004 HONDA ACCORD

Electrical problem
2004 Honda Accord 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

What is the easiest way to change the starter on this car? From the top the air intake manifold has to come off, and I seem to be missing one step in removing it. From the bottom, it looks as if there is not enough room. Please help.

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