Question about 1996 Honda Accord
Head/dash lights,stero,heater elect seat/windows work but car wont turn over/start????????
If the battery is good as you state. then the starter must be at fault, if you can reach it give it a light tap with a hammer and try again. if this fixes it you need your starter replaced or repaired.
Posted on Jan 17, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Have the battery checked. You may have heard a fast clicking sound when the lights were flickering, if so it's coming from the starter solenoid. If the battery is bad, have the voltage regulator and alternator checked also. A bad voltage regulator or alternator will kill the new battery.
Try starting with jumper cables, if that works, you can pull the battery out, take it to a auto parts store that will test it for free (most parts stores will do this). If it's bad, you can put a new battery in and then drive straight to somewhere to have the charging system tested.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
SOURCE: 98 Honda Accord Wont Start
either have a shop scan it for trouble codes or buy a scanner your self at local parts store have OBDII scanner and find out for your self it could be a number of things.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
I have a 2005 honda odessey. I left the key in the ignition in the on position. The battery is dead. Do I have to recharge or will it recharge over night?
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
the battery says 12 volts but may be dropping to 4 or 5 under a load...i would suggest jumpstarting the car and see what happens.the battery should read in the high 12 volts and not less than 9.5 under cranking. the dash lights go out on your car when starting,and the alarm will go off ,and disable the ignition if the voltage is too low in cranking the car because the computer will shut it down and activate the anti theft.....check your battery posts are tight. best of luck
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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