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Hey guys i was hoping to find out whats going on with my e. 2 weeks ago the e started having trouble starting, i would put the key in and turn it to start and it would turn over like it wanted to start but would act as if the battery didn't have enough power or like if i left the headlights or something was left on. So i got a jump and that seem to work but 2 days later the same thing happen. It seem like it happens as the car sits over night and i try to start it in the morning. After 5 time of that issue i went and bought a new bigger battery last week and it has been working fine since then, But today when i was leaving for work something all over again. I cant figure out what would be causing this type of problem. It seem as if something might be draining the battery over night, or that the alternator is not charging the battery fully, or even the starter has a problem but i don't know if the starter would cause the battery to drain. I hope one of you guys could help me out thanks.

P.s Once the car is started it runs and starts back up fine.
 

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Hey guys i was hoping to find out whats going on with my e. 2 weeks ago the e started having trouble starting, i would put the key in and turn it to start and it would turn over like it wanted to start but would act as if the battery didn't have enough power or like if i left the headlights or something was left on. So i got a jump and that seem to work but 2 days later the same thing happen. It seem like it happens as the car sits over night and i try to start it in the morning. After 5 time of that issue i went and bought a new bigger battery last week and it has been working fine since then, But today when i was leaving for work something all over again. I cant figure out what would be causing this type of problem. It seem as if something might be draining the battery over night, or that the alternator is not charging the battery fully, or even the starter has a problem but i don't know if the starter would cause the battery to drain. I hope one of you guys could help me out thanks.

P.s Once the car is started it runs and starts back up fine.


You might be getting going to early. Hondas do not like to be started before 05:30. Maybe you ought to sleep in and try around 10:00 am. Your Honda will love you for it!! :)
 

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Well i didnt clean them since the battery was new but i guess i will do that and see what happens. But i had this problem with the old battery too so i dont know...:mad:
 

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Well i didnt clean them since the battery was new but i guess i will do that and see what happens. But i had this problem with the old battery too so i dont know...:mad:
You clean the lead ends on the car, then gently clean the new posts, make sure that the clamps engage tightly and cannot spin. The more contact area the better the alternator can charge the battery.

If you have further problems I can recommend local shops that are good.

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ok guys i clean the termanals and the cable ends too and i still have this problem. This am i cant start it up, it goes through the turning over for a few seconds but then acts like the battery is dead. Do i have some type of parasitic drain or is the starter getting caught in a dead spot...Someone please help
 

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You need to have the alternator tested. At the very least, test the voltage at the battery before jump-starting, then again while the engine is running. If it's >12V while running, then the alternator is probably OK. A milliammeter can be used to check for parasitic drain. Put the meter in series with the battery connection and pull fuses one at a time to see if there's a chance.

Other than that, you'll have to take it to a shop.
 

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"You need to have the alternator tested. At the very least, test the voltage at the battery before jump-starting, then again while the engine is running. If it's >12V while running, then the alternator is probably OK. A milliammeter can be used to check for parasitic drain. Put the meter in series with the battery connection and pull fuses one at a time to see if there's a chance."



Thanks for the info ramblerdan. i think i have a bad starter cause i put a multimeter on the battery before trying to start it (12.8V) and while trying to start it (11.9V - 12.1V) so i now know its not the battery. Now a jump doesn't do anything and by the battery readings being good i know the alternator is good so i really think i had a bad starter motor. Plus now the motor doesn't turn over like before which tells me the starter is stuck in a bad spot. Any thoughts?
 

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OK will do, but it looks very difficult to replace the starter and i dont have the service manual for the e... Does anybody have any tips or a write up on how to replace the starter?
 
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