Intermittant (not) starting problem

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honda
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#1

I have a 98 Honda CRV that sometimes won’t start (though it always starts after being towed to the mechanic’s shop)! When it won’t start, it won’t crank. Basically no noise except a click when I turn the key. The radio, power windows, and other electical devices all work even though the car won’t start. The battery is new and in good shape.


#2

Auto or manual? If auto, the next time it won’t start put in neutral and try.

If manual check the condition of & wiring for the clutch safety switch.

The ignition switch would also be a suspect.


#3

This sounds like a classic failing starter motor assembly to me, speciifically the starter motor circuit contacts in the Bendix assembly.


#4

Good point - I missed the part about the “click”