2012 Honda Accord Starter Location: A Comprehensive Guide for Drivers

Welcome back! In this guide, I’ll walk you through the process of replacing the starter in a 2008 Honda Accord. This tutorial can also be applied to other vehicles with a 2.4-liter engine, such as the Honda CRV, Acura TSX, and others.

To begin, we’ll need to remove the intake manifold, which requires several steps to clear the way. Don’t worry, I’ll guide you through each part so you can do it easily.

Let’s start by removing the plastic shroud around the top of the bumper. These are secured with plastic push clips, but they can be fragile, especially on older vehicles like the 2008 Accord. I’m using a special clip removal tool, but you can find one linked in the description below if you’re interested. Once the clips are removed, the plastic shroud can be lifted away.

Then, we need to disconnect the tube that directs air into the air filter. After that, disconnect the battery to cut off all power to the car by removing the negative terminal with a 10mm socket.

Next, we’ll proceed with loosening the hose clamps on the intake tube and removing the throttle body by removing the bolts holding it in place. Before fully removing the battery, we need to loosen the positive terminal and remove it.

Now, we’ll remove the engine cover, bolts, and electrical connectors to access the starter. The top bolt is removed using a 14mm socket, and the bottom bolt can be challenging to remove, requiring additional tools or methods.

After removing and comparing the old starter to the new one, we proceed with installing the new starter. This involves securing it with bolts and reconnecting the electrical components.

When reassembling, we ensure all components are properly secured, including the intake manifold, vacuum lines, throttle body brackets, and electrical connectors.

After reconnecting all the removed parts, including the battery, engine cover, and plastic shroud, the process is complete. Finally, we start the engine to ensure everything works properly.

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What vehicles can this starter replacement guide be used for?

This starter replacement guide can be used for 2008 Honda Accord, Honda CRV, Acura TSX, and other vehicles with a 2.4 liter engine.

What tools are needed for replacing the starter in a 2008 Honda Accord?

The tools needed for replacing the starter include a clip removal tool, 10mm socket, 12mm socket, ratcheting wrench, electric ratchet, pliers, breaker bar, grinder, wire brush, and various other tools for removing and installing bolts and connectors.

What are the steps for replacing the starter in a 2008 Honda Accord?

The steps for replacing the starter in a 2008 Honda Accord are as follows: 1. Remove the plastic shroud around the top of the bumper. 2. Disconnect the tube directing air into the air filter. 3. Disconnect the battery by removing the negative terminal. 4. Loosen and remove the intake tube, throttle body, and related components. 5. Remove the intake manifold bolts and nuts. 6. Disconnect wire harnesses and vacuum lines. 7. Remove the starter bolts. 8. Compare and install the new starter. 9. Reassemble all components in reverse order.

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