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Car won't start

My Integra has been having starter problems lately (I turn the key and all I get is a click, turn it again and the car starts up fine) but now my car won't start at all. Unlike all the other times I've had starter trouble, I can now hear the car try to start, although it never turns over. I was wondering if this was due to my starter, or if it's something else like the alternator?

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    Well, I was able to change the starter but that wasn't the problem. It didn't help me to get it tested because it had been acting up anyways for a while and was already bad. Basically what is happening is that the car will start, but it just won't crank... it's really hard to explain... But it makes the sound like that car is trying to crank, it just never succeeds.

  • shaver841 Jan 03, 2009

    1995 Acura Integra - Turn key and starter clicks. With key on everything else (interior lights, radio, etc) works.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    my acura integra won't start i checked the spark cables and there is not spark do you know whats wrong

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    1994 acura. fully charges battery all terminals cleaned. No cranking.

    Any advice will be helpful. Thanks


  • misteriosa81 Jan 30, 2009

    i dont think it is the starter but i turn the key and everything on the dash lights up and the car just wonte start even the light come on and if it was the starter the lights would be dimb

  • Cayce Weber
    Cayce Weber Feb 10, 2009

    '94 integra. Turn the key, Loud click. All other power is on, works. Battery tests fine. Alt. tests fine.

    Replaced the ignition control module inside the distributor. Did not fix problem. Autozone tested the old module, passed the first time, fail the rest of the times, as the "field" light on the tester failed to go green. So I bought the new module. Turn key, click. Starts sometimes, but not all.

    Seems worse when cold. Wasted $65.

  • Bryan Howald May 11, 2010

    well does the rest off the car have power or no



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I have a 94 interga ls b18b1 i replacd my radiator when i went to turn it over my water pump gasket blew so i couldnt get my car to start i replaced the water pump now that the new one is in after it sat for 2 months i went to turn the car on and all i hear is a single loud thump i work at advanced auto so i tested my starter and my battery both are fine my alternator wouldnt stop it from firing up my feul is probably gelled up i have a new fuel filter/ pump and plan on replacing it 2m morning but still i feel as if it should still crank. my car is a 5spd i think im going to try and jump start it in 2nd gear down a hill but if any1 else has a similar problem like this please help i love my integra i need to fix her

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It does sound like the starter. if you can get it out most autoparts stores will test it for free, as with battery and alternater

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First off is their any corrosion around your battery terminals. A yellow white or light blue foam powdery substance. If so you can get some Battery terminal cleaner from a auto part store or you can use Coke to clean it. Pour some coke on the corrosion wipe it off take the wire off clean it and the post. The scuff up the inside of the connector with sand paper.

Then like dj said test the starter. If it is good I would check the grounding wires and the power wires. Get the ground to the batter take the bolt out and tighten it back down agen. Scuff up the surface with some sand paper. Also make sure your battery terminals are tight. If you can grab the power or ground wire and turn it around the terminal take the wire off scuff it up with some sand paper and tighten it.

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