Starting System Symptom Troubleshooting

Symptom Diagnostic procedure Also check for 
Engine does not start
(does not crank) 
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Check for loose battery terminals or connections.
Test the battery for a low charge.
Check the starter.
Check the ignition switch or wire. 
 
Engine cranks, but does not start 1.
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Check for PGM-FI DTCs.
Check for a plugged or damaged fuel line.
Check for a plugged fuel filter.
Bleed the fuel system.
Check for a low engine compression.
Check for a damaged or broken cam chain. 
Fuel level in tank 
Engine is hard to start 1.
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4. 
Check for PGM-FI DTCs.
Check for a plugged or damaged fuel line.
Check for a plugged fuel filter.
Bleed the fuel system. 
 
Engine cranks slowly 1.
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3.
4. 
Check for loose battery terminals or connections.
Test the battery for a low charge.
Check for binding starter motor.
Test for engine binding problems.