"Vehicle can be moved in any gear shift position EXCEPT Park so there is nothing wrong with your description. There must be some misunderstanding here or the guy has given you the wrong information. "
I had a feeling that particular info was wrong.
"When engine could not be started, was there any other indication? Is there any clicking noise noise from the starter solenoid when key is turned to START?"
No Starting noise, I do hear a fan thing start up.
"Does the dashlights dims when turned to START position?"
I will double check this. I don't think anything happens.
Is the security light blinking while this is occurring?
I don't think so. In the crv it would be the green key blinking right right.
I drove tonight to a job 45 min, and parked. Turned off the car and tried to start, it did. (While everything is hot.)
I drove home, 45 min, and parked. Turned off the car and tried to start it and the problem happened.
I tried to turn the car on a second time. Nothing.
A third time and it slowely cranked, and started.
It's baffling. A person told me he had a similar problem with a honda car he had. He dropped off something, came back and the car would not crank.
He said that the wire from the starter to ground due to high voltage rots out internally, or somehow builds up a resistance. He mentioned this is common problem in honda cars. He took jumpers and bypassed the cable and then his car started. I'm wondering now if I might have the same problem. I'm not sure which wire it is. There is a red wire attached to the starter I think that might be important to check for connectivity. It's not in that diagram though.
It looks like it could be the white wire to ground maybe.
I did have honda techs look at it the first time this happened. It took a level 3 guy to finally say it was the starter. (After a level 2 and 1 looked at it.) (Starter was just put in by another mechanic so it was supposedly new (rebuilt)) I took it back and they supposedly replaced the starter again. (With a non rebuilt) The problem didn't happen for 6 months, this problem has now slowly began to happen at first once or twice, and now seems to happen most frequently after short trips, although 45 isn't short, and why it would work one time the second time I don't know.
Another theory is the starter has an engage mechanism that is in the wrong position, and just can't engage. It would have to disengage somehow, and then you can engage it? Is that right? Maybe that's why the multiple times trying to start its going slowly until it clears? Somehow I don't think it's the starter, because it starts sometimes without any problems.
Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 11:41 PM