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Honda Passport, SUV
#10 of 19 fuel pump won't engage
Nov 02, 2010 (6:46 am)
i got a 1998 honda passport and there was no fuel coming to the fuel rail. i checked the fuel pump relays and switch the relays and got nothing. i thought it was the fuel pump since i could not hear it come on. i changed the fuel pump and the problem is still the same, the fuel pump does not come on. the fuses and relays are all good. is there a fuel shut off switch like there is on the fords?
#11 of 19 2002 Honda Passport Clicking Noise When Starting
Nov 21, 2011 (12:08 pm)
When I turn the key on my Honda Passport it only clicks once and nothing else happens. When starting cold I have to turn the key between 5 and 10 times before it actually starts. It sounds pretty weak while it turns over, but eventually starts up.
I have been reading other posts with similar symptoms and it has been everything from the starter, battery, alternator and plugs. I started by replacing the battery and it started right up, but eventually went right back to the one click multiple try starting process.
Can anyone recommend what to try next?
Thanks a lot,
#12 of 19 Re: 1999passport does not crank, relay clicking sound at the fuse box [luyue]
Dec 08, 2011 (11:00 pm)
ya im experiencing the same thing but only when the car is cold, it clicks but i have to turn the key a few times for it to finally come on, when its warmed up theres no problem. did you ever find out what the problem was?
#13 of 19 Re: 1999passport does not crank, relay clicking sound at the fuse box [mcghede]
Dec 11, 2011 (10:25 pm)
Hey there, thanks for your response, your are the only one. Yup, that's the same exact situation that I'm facing. I haven't done anything yet because I don't want to pay someone to tinker and try several things. I'd like a solid direction before I do and right now I don't have that. Some people say to check the plugs and some say try a new batter which I did try a new battery and the same thing happens on a cold day. Someone who knows a lot about cars told me that it's "not" the starter because if it were it wouldn't start hot or cold.
So, sorry that's all that I have so far. If you find anything out please let me know. You can email me directly too jeffdrummer.pro.
#14 of 19 Passport Clicks, eventually starts when key is actuated.
Jan 15, 2012 (7:09 am)
I have a 98 Honda Passport. It has been a reliable vehicle and a true blessing. I, too, am experiencing this clicking sound when I turn the key. Also, eventually the thing starts up. In harmony with the above posts, the problem began when the cold came to our area in TN.
I'd turn the key, get clicks with each turn, after several tries it would start.
My Haynes manual describes the symptoms as either the battery, the starter solenoid contacts or the starter motor contacts.
I had my battery swapped out for a new one at autozone.
the problem went away for 24 hours. The most difficult time to start it is in the early morning after sitting in the cold for 12 hours. After the battery swap, it started right up on first key turn the following morning.
Now, I'm back to the same issue after 1 day.
I'm going to crawl underneath and see if my contacts are loose, dirty, or broken. I'll repost if that helps.
#15 of 19 Re: 2002 Honda Passport Clicking Noise When Starting [drummerdotpro]
Jul 30, 2012 (11:06 am)
I have been having this problem off and on for over a year. I've had the battery replaced, cables replaced, plugs replaced, fuses replaced etc.
It doesn't matter if the car is really hot or really cold, the clicking seems to be at random.
Today I think I've figured out where the problem might be, but I can't figure out what the part is called.
I've circled exactly what part is making the clicking noise plus after the clicking it sort of makes a humming sound, like a vibration or something.
When I pulled out the cord to this piece the sound stopped. So I'm convinced it somehow must be this little piece.
#16 of 19 Re: 2002 Honda Passport Clicking Noise When Starting [jaysonbradley]
Aug 03, 2012 (6:39 pm)
Thanks for posting that Jayson, that seems pretty helpful if someone is going to try and replace whatever that part is. I've just decided to live with mine until it dies. Sometimes it only takes two clicks to start and other four minutes of cranking the key. Ive really become used to it and tired of "efing" with it. Thanks again for the info though, I will keep it in case I decide to replace. Also, let me know if you do replace it and all is well. Good luck...
#17 of 19 Re: 2002 Honda Passport Clicking Noise When Starting [drummerdotpro]
Oct 14, 2012 (9:21 am)
Finally got it fixed! I've had the same issues as stated in the other posts. Would take 5 to 10 times to start when cold. Would start fine once in was driven for 10 or 20 minutes and restarted. The starter did not need to be replaced completely. Just the contacts for starter were worn out and become to thin to make a proper connection. The part cost is only $15 dollars at the shop I took it to. Total cost after labor was $270. Would have been in the upper $400 if the starter was replaced. This seems like an easy fix for the mechanically inclined.
#18 of 19 Re: 2002 Honda Passport Clicking Noise When Starting [02hondapass]
Oct 15, 2012 (9:21 am)
That is awesome, I'm glad to hear that it worked out! I'm next then. Thanks a lot for posting it's really helpful, this was very hard to figure out.
#19 of 19 Honda clicking ..then starts
Oct 29, 2012 (4:28 pm)
Hi -- my 98 Passport is doing what you described. I'm going to put in a new starter. Is your Passport still starting with no issues?