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07-08-2004, 06:55 PM
I have a Honda Passport 1996 truck. It has been working fine over the years until today. I put the key in the ignition and tried to start the car. I rotated the key so it could start. I turned it all the way but it didn't do anything, it made one clicking noise from the engine and not even that noise right before the car starts. I do it again, it does the same thing. I know it is not my batteries because I just replaced them and ran the car with it. I do not want to take it to the shop and make them replace everything and tell me anything you know. Any help will be appreciated. thanks for your help.
Why don't you call those guys on "Car Talk"?
07-09-2004, 12:37 AM
it's most likely the starter or the engine kill switch (if you have one), you will need to get it looked at by a pro
starter should be replaced
07-09-2004, 07:28 AM
thank you. Do you guys know how much the starter is?
I have one...1000 dollars shipped...just kidding...no clue on the price, shouldn't be to outrageous
07-09-2004, 11:55 AM
are you sure that it is the starter? It could be the spark plugs or ignition rotor? could it? I need a confirmation. thanks a bunch
I don't think it could be the spark plugs because your engine didn't even make a noise, if it was the spark plugs and the starter was good you would here the car trying to turn over. Same if you had a bad battery, you would hear the car trying to start.
07-09-2004, 02:52 PM
thanks coda. i hope it is the starter. Is it hard to replace a starter at home? because if I take it to a shop, they charge a lot for labor.
07-09-2004, 04:43 PM
I had a similar problem. My truck started fine one day, then just wouldn't start the next morning. The electronics lit up, but there was no noise. I had it towed and they said the gears in the starter were worn and when I turned off the truck the night before, the gearing must have landed on a worn area so it couldn't engage. I'm not a car techie, but that's what they said.
They replaced the starter (a 2002 GMC) and it cost over US$300 (don't remember the exact amount).
It's probably the starter. Given the age of your truck, you might be able to get a used one from a junk yard and have it installed. It would help if you knew a mechanic because the dealers will gouge you. Good luck and let's us know if we were right.
07-09-2004, 06:53 PM
thank you morpheus. I will take it to the shop to get a diagonsis.
thank you very much for sharing your experience. I will let you know how it goes.
07-10-2004, 11:38 AM
Clicking noise--probably the starter.
07-10-2004, 03:53 PM
thank you coda, topspin, steve, morp., and everyone who helped. Yes it was the starter. you guys are good. thanks for the help. I got it replaced for $250. Car starts nicely. thank you all
07-10-2004, 05:25 PM
Dude, I bet it is the starter.
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