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Recently replaced the 3 year old battery, thinking it was the cause for vehicle not starting. Upon replacing, it would start but seemed to turn over somewhat slow.

Fast forward 2 weeks. The vehicle starter won't turn over. I have my doubts that the new battery is the issue. Typically, with a weak battery, one will hear the intermittent click of the solenoid engaging and disengaging rapidly--I am not experiencing that problem.

Logic says that I may have a problem with the starter itself. Does anyone have any similar experience with similar issue?

Thanks in advance for review and feedback!
 

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Yes, I have 2007 with 130,000 miles and a brand new battery. The starter is slow to crank but starts the car. Sometimes I turn the key and starter cranks for 2 seconds and stops, no solenoid click. I turn key off, then try again, starter cranks and starts car. Had battery tested, no issues. I hope its not the starter, as you have to take the intake manifold off on the car to get the starter out. :-(
 

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Possible that the electrical connections at the starter itself may be loose or corroded. There are methods to test the starter, but you'll have to look them up.
I am not sure if there can be a starter relay that can cause those symptoms.
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It was the starter. It's been replaced.

As others have stated, it's not too uncommon to need replacement on this age CRV with average miles.

Thanks for the responses!
 

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Did you have it done or do it yourself? If you did it yourself, what did you have to remove to get the starter out?
Have a fun weekend. :)
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We are leaving for a trip and time was scarce, so I let a trusted shop replace it. I found a very helpful YouTube video (search: how to remove a 2007 CRV starter). It will give you a good idea what you'll encounter, if replacing on your own. The service manual nor the video mention anything about shimming the starter though-- not sure if it's necessary on CRV or not. Anyone know if it's necessary on the 2007 CRV?

The Honda service manual suggests removing it from the bottom side but I think going from the top side of the vehicle gives you more room to work and visibility (as seen in the video).
 
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