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For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues #4593151
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One of my family members has an 03 Accord V6. Recently it's developed an issue where it randomly won't start. Won't turn over, won't click etc, just like having a dead battery. It'll do that for 2-3 days straight. Then, it'll magically start after and be fine. Then repeat, back to not starting. It's been in the shop for 2 weeks. I'm suspecting battery cables possibly?

Thanks! This is all the info I have...if I need more, I can call and get more.


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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593154
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Cam or crankshaft position sensor... is my guess.

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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593159
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So no lights or anything? I'd start by cleaning the battery terminals and following the cables back to the ground, starter and fuse box. Make sure everything it tight and clean.


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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593180
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Its either battery or connection if no clicks etc.

Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: Mr Nice] #4593206
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Cam or crankshaft position sensor... is my guess.


Plus 100

But, I'd also run an additional ground from Bat (-) to firewall on a convenient bolt. Prolly #6 cable with crimped and soldered lugs. May be a flakey ground to ECU ...


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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593224
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I'm going to double check if truly nothing happens when they go to turn it on.

So basically 2 paths here?

1. If it acts like a dead battery - something ground or cable related
2. Gets power but won't start - crank or cam position sensor


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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593235
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If after all the basics check out, don't rule out an ignition switch

Honda's of that vintage can have some wierd electrical problems, all down to a bad ignition switch

Check the owners keyring for too many keys


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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593239
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Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
One of my family members has an 03 Accord V6. Recently it's developed an issue where it randomly won't start. Won't turn over, won't click etc, just like having a dead battery. It'll do that for 2-3 days straight. Then, it'll magically start after and be fine. Then repeat, back to not starting. It's been in the shop for 2 weeks. I'm suspecting battery cables possibly?

Thanks! This is all the info I have...if I need more, I can call and get more.


That's exactly what my friend's 01 Odyssey did. Cleaned and tightened up her battery terminals and it was back to good as new!!


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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593245
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If it has power but but will not turn over, whap the starter with a wrench, hammer etc. Could be a bad spot on the commutator or brushes.


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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593260
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We had an 05 accord 2.4 that was having intermittent bad battery symptoms which continued after the battery was replaced. The problem was the starter. I'm not sure if the 4's and 6's have the same starter issues but this seems common on the 2.4.

Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: BrocLuno] #4593262
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Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Cam or crankshaft position sensor... is my guess.


Plus 100



Guys, the engine doesn't even crank.


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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593301
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you might try in neutral to check the neutral safety switch


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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593317
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A good auto electric place will have that problem sourced in no time.


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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593328
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Try a jumper on it next time, if it cranks the problem is probably with the cable connection at the post if not its probably at the other end of a cable, a corroded cable, bad switch, relay, bad third wire from the + terminal, etc.
Step by step.


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Re: For a family member: 03 Accord V6 starting issues [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4593342
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How would it take any half-decent shop 2 weeks to diagnose this problem?


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