Hello all. I have a 2007 Honda CR-V, 2.4L, 135,000 miles. A coupe months ago I started having issues where the car would intermittently crank slowly or not at all. Waiting a couple minutes always fixed it. I checked the battery at the time and it was on the low end of the acceptable range (435 CCA, I believe), so I figured I’d replace it when it got worse.
The issue more or less went away until today. I drove to the grocery store from work without issue, but there, it wouldn’t start (same slow/no crank, but no improvements). It also wouldn’t jump-start. I bought a new battery and hooked it up (correctly), but the problem persisted. I ended up having it towed back to my place.
What’s my next step? A bad starter’s always a possibility, but I always thought that was mainly a stripped gears thing-(high pitched whirring, no cranking). Can a starter fail in the manner I experienced, or should I be looking elsewhere in the electrical system?
Thanks as always for your help.