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#5 of 19 2000 Honda Passport needs help
Jul 14, 2009 (8:07 pm)
I recently bought a 2000 Honda passport with about 113,000 miles on it.
the problem is when I start it up it idles at about 1200 rpm. If i let it sit for 5-10 min. it will eventually go down. I dont want to do this every time I start the car. any ideas?
Also, sometimes when I`m out driving the car will stall when Im idling. It has even stalled when I was just coastng down a hill. But it starts right back up with no problem. That was kind of scary because the power steering went out. It feels like the engine is not getting enough fuel sometimes.
Plus, its getting really bad gas mileage. about 12-13 miles/gal. I can visually watch the gauge dropping while I am driving. There might be something wrong with the gas gauge. It only takes 12 gallons to fill it up and its a 21 gal. tank if Im not mistaken.
#7 of 19 Re: 2000 Honda Passport needs help [psyphr]
Aug 01, 2009 (9:30 am)
I had a 2001 Jetta that had similar problems. It was a fuel mix sensor that was bad, making the fuel too rich and stalling the car when we slowed down or stopped at a light. You might look into that.
#8 of 19 1999passport does not crank, relay clicking sound at the fuse box
Oct 23, 2010 (2:26 pm)
Hi, I've a 1999 Honda Passport. Everything was working fine until yesterday night. This morning, it all of a sudden did not crank up. Here's what I observed:
(1) The battery looked like it was dead at first, (dim lights, etc)... but the lights dim only when I turn the key into 'ignition' position, till then it's fine (gives about 12V).
(2) once the key it turned to ignition, all lights get dim, does not crank at all, can hear some buzzing sound that's it. On a closer observation, there was some clicking sound under the hood. there are two places where the clicking happens simultaneously, one in the fuse box at the fuel pump relay and one simultaneously at a pin socket on the top right part of the engine (don't know what it's called, a socket that connects into the engine with three/four tiny wires)
Please advise me on this ....
#9 of 19 Re: 1999passport does not crank, relay clicking sound at the fuse box [hnda_psprt]
Nov 02, 2010 (6:21 am)
I have the same problem on my 98 passport, when the car warmed up, there was no problem to fire up. it only happens when the car is cold.
I checked the sparc plugs, they looks fine. over the weekends, the check engine lights went on, and disappeared this morning.
#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.