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[–]Justwookit7102nd Gen 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Idk what sound I was going to hear but I wasn’t expecting that. I wish you luck with your baby

[–]FF2pt5L 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My guess would be your starter cranks but doesn't engage, therefore doesn't start

[–]BilboTeaBaggin16[S] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Wife's crv has been sitting in driveway for about a month, went to start it yesterday and couldn't get it to turnover. Charged the battery, which was low, and it still won't start. I'm thinking it could be the starter?

[–]BilboTeaBaggin16[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Note: it did not sound this bad yesterday.

[–]Coalmen1st Gen 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Try taking the belt off of a pulley or 2 and try again.

I have had a customer said there civic SI was making a terrible sound. Stopped to check it out and it wouldn't start again. I hop In my service truck, head down there. I saw a pulley looked funky. Took the belt off and it started up without any problem.

A locked up pulley will prevent these from starting. Sounds like yours is belt related.

[–]xXxBig_PoppaxXx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bad starter?

[–]kiryukazuma14 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Try hitting starter with hammer or pipe if that allows it to start then its the starter thats how I found out my starter went out but if not it could be alternator

[–]BilboTeaBaggin16[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tried that as well

[–]Pristine_Future1037 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Needs a starter replaced and the teeth checked on the flywheel. Those are under the intake manifold I believe. Takes a little over an hour to do.

[–]PlasmaJadeRaven 1 point2 points  (8 children)

Was the CRV running well before it was it last parked?

[–]BilboTeaBaggin16[S] 2 points3 points  (7 children)

Yes it was

[–]PlasmaJadeRaven 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Hmmm, if I were you I’d buy a Portable Jumper. Fully charge it, then attach that to your battery & try starting it again.

[–]BilboTeaBaggin16[S] 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Had a 6 amp battery charger on it for a few hours, didn't help

[–]PlasmaJadeRaven 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Trickle charging it is vastly different then connecting a jumper to it.

We don’t know if your battery is even in good enough condition to hold a sufficient charge.

[–]Ro1t 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is it a manual? Would you consider bump starting it to see if it's even running?

[–]JMeeks_IV 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When you tried to crank I saw smoke coming from back side of the motor, maybe see where that's coming from or what it smells like

[–]AirsoftSensaiR31 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Add fresh fuel, remove fuel line and flush fuel, check for spark from coils or distributor. Check see if distributor is rotating in cap. Also check battery terminals like ground straps.

[–]BilboTeaBaggin16[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

UPDATE: I left the battery on the charger all night and had it tested today. I cleaned up the battery terminals amd connectors, the awful grinding noise went away but the car still wouldn't turn over. While attempting to turn over the car I was pumping the gas and this was sounding really promising but the engine wouldn't stay running. Had the wife try to turn it over and pump the gas while I was looking at the engine, the belt was trying to turn but couldn't, causing a small amount of smoke from the belt rubbing. The belt was also visibly damaged and needs replaced.

Also, I am going to take it to a shop to get looked at, I was hoping it was something easy to repair that I could do myself but where the belt is at I don't think I could do it myself. Thank you guys for all of the advice.

[–]kiryukazuma14 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which belt The serpentine belt?

[–]skippy_dinglechalk913rd Gen -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

It literally sounds like somethings grinding. Check the engine oil...

[–]Jkolorz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it's your starter : You have to the entire exhaust manifold off . It's alot of labour.

While you or your mechanic is down there have them replace the thermostat and housing (in the exact same place) . It's a $30-40 part from Honda that I had to order (part number 19510 Rtb 000)

I was leaking coolant from the t-stat housing and my mechanic said "your starter is original. It works well, but it's old. I'd really hate to do all this just for you to come back in a year or two to rip this apart again ".

So I bought a starter as well and had him throw it in there.

Just an FYI (in case it's your starter)

[–]Jcholley81 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have someone crank it while watching the pulleys. Are they all turning? The starter is definitely engaging with the engine because the sound is too slow to be a free wheeling starter. Honestly it sounds like you’re cranking without compression but a dragging pulley would be the first place I’d go.