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ibemadskillzz
07-08-2004, 07:55 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.

Phil
07-08-2004, 08:01 PM
Why don't you call those guys on "Car Talk"?

topspin
07-09-2004, 01:37 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

Coda
07-09-2004, 06:53 AM
starter should be replaced

ibemadskillzz
07-09-2004, 08:28 AM
thank you. Do you guys know how much the starter is?

Coda
07-09-2004, 11:39 AM
I have one...1000 dollars shipped...just kidding...no clue on the price, shouldn't be to outrageous

ibemadskillzz
07-09-2004, 12:55 PM
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

Coda
07-09-2004, 02:30 PM
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.

ibemadskillzz
07-09-2004, 03:52 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.

Morpheus
07-09-2004, 05:43 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.

ibemadskillzz
07-09-2004, 07:53 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.

Steve Huff
07-10-2004, 12:38 PM
Clicking noise--probably the starter.

ibemadskillzz
07-10-2004, 04:53 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

roddylaves
07-10-2004, 06:25 PM
Dude, I bet it is the starter.