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post #1 of 6 Old 03-12-2018, 03:22 PM Thread Starter

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I purchased my 2014 EX-L 2.4L on 2013-10-25. I have performed all maintenance: It's had 10 oil changes, 2 batteries (first replaced at 78,000 miles) 2 sets of tires (first set got 96,500 miles), and a transmission fluid change (100,000 miles).

Today, it has 114,500 miles and I joined this forum to learn about intermittent starter problems. What I've learned is that starting problems are not uncommon, and that this forum has had a lot of experience with symptoms I'm experiencing: Starter fails to engage, resulting in a single "click" sound: Subsequent successful starts occur sometimes right away, sometimes not for 10-15 minutes. The problem is initially very rare, with increasing frequency of occurrence over time.

After reading perhaps a hundred posts on the issue, I believe the solution most likely to resolve the issue is a starter replacement, which I will likely do within the next few months when I rotate my tires and change all of my brake pads. I want to replace with new, either OEM equipment (31200-5A2-A52) for $361 or an aftermarket product for $287. With only a $75 difference, I'll probably go OEM.

I'm sure there are a lot of opinions on better solutions, and some may even be where am I going wrong?

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-12-2018, 03:54 PM
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I would go with oem for the starter replacement or have your old one rebuilt (oem for most other electrical replacements too), welcome to DA.

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-12-2018, 04:05 PM
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Some shops will rebuilt your starter for about 100-150 bucks.

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Here is one off an 2014 Accord with just 55k miles, way better than aftermarket. Then buy a new solenoid and brush set, clean old starter and put in new components.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-12-2018, 05:32 PM
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keep_hope_alive already posted the fix 2014 Accord 2.4L Starter Replacement at 60k mi

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-13-2018, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Inspire02 View Post
2014 Accord 2.4L Starter Replacement at 60k mi

Let me know if you have any questions.

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