2002 CRV EX trouble starting and cluncking noise

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Paul, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Hello all,

    I've noticed a clicking noise for about a week or two now when I start
    the car, it does not run super smooth. I've got 33K miles on it.

    I've checked oil and the oil level is good.

    Ther other day it did not start right away, I tried again and still
    did not start. Finally I cranked it for 3 or 4 seconds and it
    started. The next few times it started fine. But then the other day
    it did something similar, a problem starting.

    I've got an appointment with the dealer for a 30K maintenance...but
    thats over a week away.

    Anyone have any suggestions?...I'm thinking maybe a spark plug? But
    I'm not sure and have not checked.

    Paul, Sep 19, 2004
  2. Paul

    motsco_ _ Guest


    Starting problem: Did you notice the flashing 'KEY" on the dash when
    this happened? If your keyrings are too big, or cell phone is too close
    to the ignition switch, the immobilizer will not allow the engine to
    start. If it ever sputters, blows smoke, then starts badly, you could
    have a flooding problem, which shows up after sitting for several hours.

    Noise: If you've got 10w-30 instead of 5w-30 in your engine, you might
    get valve train noises 'clicking' until the engine warms up for a few

    Another tip: Do the 'lamp check', as described in your manual, before
    starting. It gives the fuel injection time to get charged up, and
    confirms that your idiot lights are working.

    motsco_ _, Sep 19, 2004
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