First off I wanna say I appreciate any knowledge you all can contribute. I have a 2004 Honda Element with 203,000 miles (I know, it’s a lot). Anyways, I got a new alternator a few months ago, and then a new (maybe refurbished) battery from Autozone just about a month ago. Anyways, it has started to crank slower than usual so I asked my brother about it, and he tested the battery saying it was fine. We tested for any codes, and there was nothing. Sometimes it would start up with no problem right away, and other times it would be very slow and failed to start once before about 2 weeks ago. Yesterday it got pretty cold, and it failed to start. Oddly enough my friend jumped my battery and it started right away with no delay. Then it started again later that night. This morning is failed to start (it’s even colder), so I’m thinking maybe I need more oil? But I will post a picture of what my oil is at (as of a couple of weeks ago, could be less now from solidifying I will check when I get home. ALSO it is synthetic oil which I never used before in the car).
So my thoughts are possibly its the starter itself since I have so many miles on the car, but it doesn’t make the clicking noise, it just fails to crank all the way.
Could it be I need to add more oil, since it looks low?
Or is it something else that it could be like the carburetor, or like my brother suggested a bad connection of some sort?
Thanks so much y’all!