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I have a 99 Honda Accord that is having starter issues. I

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I have a 99 Honda Accord that is having starter issues. I can hear the starter on put it does not engage the engine. I was going to replace the starter but could it be something else like the wiring?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
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Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

If the starter is engaging, then you need to check the flywheel that is getting engaged by the starter bendix gear. You may have some missing teeth on the flywheel.

This is how they interlock to turn over the motor.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
That's what I thought at first but if I stay persistent and keep turning the key it will eventually start.
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Yep, all the more reason to suspect the fly wheel or starter bendix gear.

It's one of the two as long as you can hear it moving but nothing happens.

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars and keep this link in case you need me again later on.

Ron

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
to check either I would take the starter off?
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Yes, that's correct.

Thanks again, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm just following up with you to see if you have any more questions.
Thanks, Ron