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this sounds like the starter or the battery cables are loose and not making a good connection.
I would remove the cables and clean the post and cables and reinstall
Thanks for answering! Additional info. After disconnecting the jumper cables and moving the Honda, noticed some smoke and burning odor. Up until turning it off, nothing else seemed amiss. Now when I put the key in the ignition, all the expected lights come on, but just a click when turning the key. Is this helpful?
If I wasn't clear before, I used the Honda to jump start my truck.
Is there a fusible link or similar device on the Honda that you are aware of?
their is no fusible link on these
we use direct wiring and fuse protection.
we also have issues with the ignition switch harness'
but since this happened after the jump start this is why i went with the cables and connections and maybe a starter issue
I've cleaned/checked the battery connections, but I followed the cable from the positive terminal to the starter. There appears to be a wire running from the solenoid to the starter body which is burned through.
Is there anything special I should be aware of when replacing the starter?
Thanks for your assistance!