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2006 Honda CRV. Drove fine yesterday morning. It cracks but doesn't kick over to start, Just replaced plugs and coils in the last month. Sometimes when trying to start it, it wouldn't start right away or it would but barely. Not all the time. Normally after doing a lot of errand running. Just trying to get a idea of possible causes. I am not very car repair savvy was just trying to get a general idea of possible causes and how much fixing them may run. Or if any of you fine people have any ideas I can try. Thanks!



Took a video. Around 17/18 seconds there was what sounded like an electrical zap. Not sure if its normal. I have heard it few times before.
 

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There is no useful information in that video that I can hear. Just the engine turning over as normal but not starting.

Engines need 3 things to run, air fuel and ignition source. Fuel is pretty limited causes (pump, wiring, injectors, regulator, fuses, relay). Air sounds simple enough but it's not. Valves have to open and close properly, air has to be available through the intake and so on. Finally is the ignition source. That least can be VERY LONG as many sensors on the engine are required to function for the spark plugs to be ignited.

What ever you do don't just start throwing parts at it because some person here tells you too. They will be wrong every time. Instead start simple, check fuses and relays. Check to see of there is codes in the computer (usually come with a check engine light but not always).

Beyond that you won't like this answer but it will be cheaper in the long run by far. TAKE IT TO MECHANIC

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Could be a lot of things, but something mechanics miss occasionally is the catalytic converter. I had a honda prelude that wouldn't start, had same symptoms, 2 mechanics couldn't figure out and the person who bought it for parts just replaced the cat and then it was fine : ( . So- whoever you bring it to, might ask them if they need to check the cat as well.

I can hear the zap sound, have no idea what it could be, but it may just be something "complaining" because it can't start. I seem to remember my prelude doing the same thing.
 

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Sounds like a Weak Battery. How old is it?
When I turn the key, the car fires up.
I replaced the battery when it was 5 Yrs. old even though
it still started the car. I replaced it so I wouldn't
have the problem you're having.
You have to have the correct power to start the car.
 

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I had this problem recently with my 06 crv ex. What I did was crawl under it and located my starter, gave it a few good whacks and started right up. I knew my starter was going bad, had slow crank overs and sometimes just cranked without starting. Changed the starter myself, and back to perfect starts. If your not somewhat mechanically inclined changing the starter yourself will be a hard task on this model.
 

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I hate it when someone presents a problem
then never tells us what happened.
Thanks a Lot
I hate it when someone never tells us what year his vehicle is. Please update your Avatar. There are instructions at the top of all Generation sections on how. Thanks.
 
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