» » »

Honda Q&A

Ask Your Question

2003 Honda Accord Question: i have a 03 accord.it will be totally dead,won't start. then starts after a bit.

 

Question

libertysam, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Liberty, MO, April 03, 2014, 17:41
 Rookie

it will do nothing can't turn steering wheel.shifter won't move
then it will suddenly start. Radio presets are gone. any ideas?

1 Answer
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    ziptie12 April 03, 2014, 17:59
     Master

    +remove battery cables and clean corrosion from terminals and insides of cables. Make sure battery is GOOD Have it tested , may have a bad cell , which will also give you similar symptoms. HINT --- sometimes a battery with a bad cell will test good with shop testers. IF you have a voltmeter , it would be easy to watch what the battery is doing while someone else turns the key. Battery should be 12.5 volts to start (if charged completely) 10.5 minimum while cranking. Your description sounds more like a simple bad connection though , which can also easily be verified with voltmeter.

    Reply
    Flag This