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1998 Honda Accord Sedan DX 4dr Sedan Manual

1998 Honda Accord Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Midsize
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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March 17, 2014, 6:32 pm

A C
 

Question: 97 Honda Accord not starting

Last week car would not turn over. At first there was a clicking noise but headlights, dome light, radio would come on. Just tried to start, but before turning ignition key, tried headlights they were dim but came on. After turning key no clicking sound and headlights went out. Help please


March 22, 2014, 9:20 am

Ron W
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The battery is dead.

If it is happening after the car sits for a while (like overnight) , sounds like you have a parasitic draw. You will need to determine which circuit is causing the draw and repair it. Have a shop do a draw test for you, they should be able to figure out where the drain is.

If it is all the time, have the battery and charging system tested.


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