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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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October 14, 2012, 6:20 am

Rebecca D

Question: Honda Accord buzzes and won't start on occasion

about 1 x per week, my Accord buzzes and won't start
(sounds as if it is coming from the steering column or just left of the column right behind the steering wheel)
Starts right up on the 2nd try
Things I have done:
Replaced the battery
Replaced the power steering reservoir (Dealer said it had a crack and was leaking fluid)
Tested starter (tested OK)

The sound is (I am no expert) electrical in nature and not in the engine

open to suggestions, don't want to spend any more $ until I know what to fix


October 17, 2012, 11:40 am

Elizabeth K

That is fairly common and could be caused by a bad neutral-safety switch. Here's some info on how to check:

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October 18, 2012, 3:12 am

Rebecca D

Thanks Elizabeth, I will try taking it to the dealer and having the neutral-safety switch replaced

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