Question about 1996 Honda Civic
It a relay its killing something so you might check for short also check if check engine light is on for code its easy to diagnose if there is a code in it before you do any further..
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
Dont Drive Yourself Nuts With The Clicking Its Not Your Problem. Does It Start Sometimes? When You Turn The Key Do You Just Get A Click From Your Starter? Cause It Sounds Like Your Starter.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: 1996 honda civic wont start
The clicking sound you heard most likely the starter solenoid engaging the starter. Only in this case it's failing to engage the starter. This is a classic symptom of a low battery. Here's why.
In a perfect world, when you turn the key to start:
If you don't have a voltmeter, what you need to do now is visit an auto parts store (not a shop). Most (in the hope of making a sale) will provide free testing of batteries and charging systems.
What you need is called a "Load Test" on the battery. It simulates the load of an engine being started. This will confirm the battery is good or bad.
Then with the car running, they need to check the voltage to the battery (they will know this). If it's not above +13VDC, the alternator is bad or not connected correctly.
And if it doesn't start, what better place to be?
Let me know what they and you find out by commenting.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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