Honda CR-V: If the EngineWon’t Start

Diagnosing why the engine won’t start falls into two areas, depending on what you hear when you turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position:

You hear nothing, or almost nothing. The engine’s starter motor does not operate at all, or operates very slowly.

You can hear the starter motor operating normally, or the starter motor sounds like it is spinning faster than normal, but the engine does not start up and run.


 Nothing Happens or the Starter Motor Operates Very Slowly

When you turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position, you do not hear the normal noise of the engine trying to start. You may hear a clicking sound, a series of clicks, or nothing a

 The Starter Operates Normally

In this case, the starter motor’s speed sounds normal, or even faster than normal, when you turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position, but the engine does not run. Are you using

 Jump Starting

Although this seems like a simple procedure, you should take several precautions. A battery can explode if you do not follow the correct procedure, seriously injuring anyone nearby. Ke


 DTC P0973: Short in Shift Solenoid Valve A Circuit

NOTE: Before you troubleshoot, record all freeze data and any on-board snapshot, and review General Troubleshooting Information. This code is caused by an electrical circuit problem and cannot be caused by a mechanical problem in the transmission. 1. Clear the DTC with the HDS. 2. Start the

 DTC 86: F-CAN Communication

1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II). 2. Clear the DTC with the HDS. 3. Turn the ignition switch OFF. 4. Start the engine. 5. Wait at least 5 seconds. 6. Check for DTCs with the HDS. Is DTC 86 indicated? YES-Go to step 7. NO-Intermittent failure, the system is OK at this time. Check for a loos

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