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MASTER TECH, Honda Service Technician
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My 97 CRV has been having trouble starting. I tap on the

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Hi! My 97 CRV has been having trouble starting. I tap on the starter and it will start, so I figured the starter need replacing. I was driving yesterday and the engine died. The starter still acts the same, it will turn over the engine just fine, sometimes you need to tap on it to make it spin. But since it died while driving yesterday I have no spark at all. Engine will not crank. Any suggestions???
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

Hello welcome to just answer I am master tech and will be able to assist you

Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

I would check the ignition switch as we have lots of issues with these and if the contacts are burnt/melted it will not power the starter.

when this stalled did it seem like the key was just turned off and then the dash lights were on ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It just died, lost all power like the key was turned off.
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

Ok I would check the ignition switch. The electrical portion is bad.

Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

this is a very common failure on these early cars

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Replaced ignition switch about 4 months ago, due to starting problems. Could it have gone bad already?
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

was this a factory part or after market ?

Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

I would inspect it to make sure the solder tabs are not melted. so we can continue.