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: engine not starting lots of ticking!!!


rakapur
01-04-2010, 08:19 AM
i went to remote start my truck in the morning i thought it started but apparently did not (truck was cold when i got in), when i went outside to get in i notice the lights are flashing (headlights, parking lights, fog lights) slowly, i think nothing of it since i thought i remote started the truck and was in the house for 10 minutes (never had the remote start shut off by itself)
i get in to start it and i get fast ticking noise, and the gas gauge and rpm is moving up and down in sync with the ticking?? what the hell is going on? 2 weeks ago, it seems the battery died but the truck started (trip odometer was at 0 when the truck started)

my day is starting off bad today

07_rtx
01-04-2010, 08:22 AM
Dead battery. Jump it off and go buy a new battery.

25 Year Honda Owner
01-04-2010, 08:25 AM
Yep, dead battery!!

rakapur
01-04-2010, 08:25 AM
Dead battery. Jump it off and go buy a new battery.

i know ticking is from a dead battery but ticking that fast and rpm and gas gauge bouncing up and down never heard of that

called roadside assistance from my insurance company to give me a jump, if it works great if it doesnt well its going to go the the dealer either way

Cold.2
01-04-2010, 08:25 AM
i went to remote start my truck in the morning i thought it started but apparently did not (truck was cold when i got in), when i went outside to get in i notice the lights are flashing (headlights, parking lights, fog lights) slowly, i think nothing of it since i thought i remote started the truck and was in the house for 10 minutes (never had the remote start shut off by itself)
i get in to start it and i get fast ticking noise, and the gas gauge and rpm is moving up and down in sync with the ticking?? what the hell is going on? 2 weeks ago, it seems the battery died but the truck started (trip odometer was at 0 when the truck started)

my day is starting off bad today

Me too,, last week left the dome light switch on , the one on the face of the dash (3 position switch) on in my wife's RL.
dead battery , disconnected , brought into the basement and threw a charge on it overnight , original "06" battery I might add

mine was absentmindedness--??/ Stupidity

Yours sounds like a small short in the wiring.
Perhaps with the new remote start addition?

rakapur
01-04-2010, 08:27 AM
Perhaps with the new remote start addition?

remote start was put in by the dealer when i got the truck in 08'

can a battery go bad that fast? is it covered by the trucks 3 year warranty?

shovelhd
01-04-2010, 08:40 AM
Dude. You've been around here for 2,000+ posts. Seen at least a dozen battery threads. Same failure mode. It's the battery. It may be covered under warranty. Check the dealer before buying one yourself.

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rakapur
01-04-2010, 08:43 AM
Dude. You've been around here for 2,000+ posts. Seen at least a dozen battery threads. Same failure mode. It's the battery. It may be covered under warranty. Check the dealer before buying one yourself.

:act060:

:act030:

as i said before i never heard the gas gauge and rpm bouncing around, hell even the lights flashing???

RustyH
01-04-2010, 09:12 AM
remote start was put in by the dealer when i got the truck in 08'

can a battery go bad that fast? is it covered by the trucks 3 year warranty?

I believe the battery is covered for three years, regardless of mileage. Last Thursday, New Years eve, my daughter's 08 Honda Fit battery died. She has over 39,000 on the car but the dealer said the battery was covered for three years. I had my daughter call Triple A, they came and jumped the batter and got her going and she drove to the dealer and had a new battery in about an hour, no charge.

Cold.2
01-04-2010, 09:13 AM
as i said before i never heard the gas gauge and rpm bouncing around, hell even the lights flashing???

yep they jitter up and drop down,,,, in a quick fashion

hiPSI
01-04-2010, 09:36 AM
Just depends...dead battery can do what you described or just be dead...like in nothing ( )

rakapur
01-04-2010, 12:01 PM
you guys were right, it was just the battery, never heard of those symptoms before now, now i know. it did feel like the battery wanted to die while i was driving (maybe i was imagining it) but anyway i am making an appointment on Wednesday at the Honda dealer (and while i wait laugh at the way overpriced Accord Crossover). dont want to go through this **** when school starts

Cold.2
01-04-2010, 12:36 PM
you guys were right, it was just the battery, never heard of those symptoms before now, now i know. it did feel like the battery wanted to die while i was driving (maybe i was imagining it) but anyway i am making an appointment on Wednesday at the Honda dealer (and while i wait laugh at the way overpriced Accord Crossover). dont want to go through this **** when school starts

just for fun look at the optima yellow top

Andy-Montreal
01-04-2010, 12:40 PM
just for fun look at the optima yellow top

It was bad enough that it took about a dozen members to convince Rak that his battery was toast....,now you're telling him to consider purchasing an Optima? LOL!!:rolleyes::D

rakapur
01-04-2010, 12:46 PM
just for fun look at the optima yellow top

cant spend the money for that, im just going to have Honda replace it under warranty

It was bad enough that it took about a dozen members to convince Rak that his battery was toast....,now you're telling him to consider purchasing an Optima? LOL!!:rolleyes::D

hey never heard about the gauges going like that, my sisters Mercedes only ticks when the battery dies, no lights, no horn. my truck had lights and the horn and radio

Cold.2
01-04-2010, 12:47 PM
It was bad enough that it took about a dozen members to convince Rak that his battery was toast....,now you're telling him to consider purchasing an Optima? LOL!!:rolleyes::D

poor guy, lol ,,, typing this as the hot chocolate again runs back out throughout my nose.

getting looks over the top of the cubicles as well

25 Year Honda Owner
01-04-2010, 12:59 PM
as i said before i never heard the gas gauge and rpm bouncing around, hell even the lights flashing???

Ridgelines do the strangest things when the battery goes down; flashing lights, crazy gauges, locked shifter, etc.:act024:

arteegee
01-04-2010, 02:36 PM
Ridgelines do the strangest things when the battery goes down; flashing lights, crazy gauges, locked shifter, etc.:act024:

All electronically controlled.

Andy-Montreal
01-04-2010, 02:40 PM
Ridgelines do the strangest things when the battery goes down; flashing lights, crazy gauges, locked shifter, etc.:act024:

Let's blame it on Gary Flint!:act060::act024::act024:

25 Year Honda Owner
01-04-2010, 03:44 PM
All electronically controlled.

I have had the problem one time; when I noticed the lights blinking I thought I had accidentally turned on the emergency flashers, wrong!! Even the license plate light was blinking. Gave it a long low amp charge and no problems since. I have no idea what killed the battery!!:confused:

Chefelvis
01-05-2010, 04:11 PM
Let's blame it on Gary Flint!:act060::act024::act024:

Im a gonna call him right now!!!!!!:act018:

shovelhd
01-05-2010, 04:32 PM
D*mn piece-o-crap truck. ;act028:

rakapur
01-06-2010, 12:42 PM
just wanted to update this, took it to the dealer today, they said it wouldnt hold charge, so they replaced for free

25 Year Honda Owner
01-06-2010, 01:44 PM
D*mn piece-o-crap truck. ;act028:

They just don't make them like the used to!! An am I glad!!!:act024:

Kakibea8
01-16-2010, 09:05 PM
This also happened to me about 2 hours ago. When I put the keys on the ignition and turned it made alot of noise as ticking (appeared to the wires misfiring) and then all lights in the panel went on ("possessed") and then everything shut off completely. The car never turned on. I assumed that was the battery and called AAA. Before they arrived the car started to make the same " noise again" (the key was obviously in the ignition) and then all lights inside the car came on and I turned the key and the car worked as if nothing had happened.
I read about troubleshooting Ridgeline and came accross A RECALL FOR 2006-2007 for the issues that I reported. It happend to someone while driving (twice) and he almost got into an accident. Now the dealer is recalling. BE AWARE! IT MAY NOT BE THE BATTERY.

Lingered_I
01-16-2010, 09:17 PM
I got my battery replaced under warranty after I too got the demonic possessed gauges and failure to start. The dealer said that the internals of the battery had failed, which I took to mean that the plates had become loose and were causing an internal short.

Kakibea8
01-17-2010, 09:06 AM
Read this:

http://www.automotix.net/autorepair/car_problems/640772-complaint/

Jet Pack
01-17-2010, 10:45 PM
Read this:

http://www.automotix.net/autorepair/car_problems/640772-complaint/

Welcome to the club. Sorry but the site you got your info from is a little screwy.
When I do a search for "Honda Ridgeline" on it I get problems from every manufacturer not just Hondas.
http://www.automotix.net/autorepair/car_problems/honda-ridgeline/
What RL do you have?

Tmiller72
01-21-2010, 05:35 PM
My battery is pretty bad, I need to replace it, so I carry one of those Black and Decker jump starters. It works great. Over Christmas we had a big ice storm and the falling branches and ice kept making my lights flash when they would hit the truck. 2 days later when I could finally get out to leave, the battery was dead.

rakapur
01-23-2010, 08:44 PM
alright new problem involving the replacement battery

today i jump started my friends car when i took the jumper cables of i found out the the positive hook of the wire doesnt ring on tight enough to the positive terminal, i just thought they did not tighten the wire but it was VERY tight, how do i fix this without taking the truck in??

the ring does stay on the terminal but not if you pull it