Question about 2001 Honda Civic
Honda won"t start changed battery light will tern on but won't start or click when key turned
If its a standard check the clutch pedal switch if its an auto check the neutral safety switch and check the fuse in the fusebox that says CRANK
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
Would that Keep the car from even lighting up when the key is on, it's a manual transmission and it did start when we touched the starter but still the dash board never lit up
Posted on Aug 18, 2013
Check your ground cable from the battery. Make sure it and the ground from the starter are firmly grounded onto a clean surface.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
Sounds like you may need a new starter. If the battery is new, and the alternator is throwing sufficient amps to keep the battery alive I would gravitate towards the starter is all other systems seem to be operating. First step, I'd remove the negative terminat on the battery, and inspect the condition of the positive battery cable. I'm assuming it's good at the battery post, otherwise you would have noticed it when the battery was changed. With the negative cable disconnected remove the positive cable from the starter post and clean it with sandpaper or steel wool. Inspect the other wires connecting to the starter as well. Once you have cleaned all of the connection, replace them on the starter. Then replace the negative cable to the battery terminal and try starting the engine. No noise usually indicates a bad solenoid and/or bad starter. If you opt to remove the starter you can have it tested at AutoZone for free before buying a new starter. Dealer cost to remove & replace a starter will start around $400. The part should be available at a discount auto parts store for arount $125.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
Hi there You have a starter solenoid problem there. If it's a manual transmission, try this quick fix - switch off the ignition, put the car in gear and push the car back or forward a little. What this is doing is turning the engine flywheel a small amount. Then try starting the car as you would nromally. If it starts then your sorted. If the clicking is still there you then need to check all the electrical connections on the starter motor, in particular the 'earth' connnection between the engine and the chassis - you might have a bad earth. That will give you the clicking sound on the starter or starter soliniod. Hope this helps. Best regards, Scottech
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
Make sure ur battery clips or leads are tight on the battery terminal and right way round positive to red neg to black
Posted on May 27, 2009
Have the starter tested at local parts store .bet its bad!!
Posted on May 21, 2009
Check small wire from ign switch to starter solenoid
Posted on May 21, 2009
The clicking is the solenoid in the starter it works ...now get a voltmeter DMM put it on volts put key to start check ground pin on ground batt terminal positve test probe touch the back of starter wires check the voltage going to starter should be 12.some change +4
touch positve probe on battery and neg probe on neg terminal try to start if your volts drop under 11 volts your battery is weak... check your grounds as well all of them ...follow ground cables to the chassis connections..
Posted on May 08, 2009
Ii had the same problem and is was a ground have you checked that
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
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