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I have a 91 Honda civic. It won't start. It won't even crank and pretend it may start. We thought it was the Starter, but it is not. I will list all the things we have tested and tried. First the starter, battery, neutral safety switch, main relay. Now I do not believe it is a mechanical issue because we can push start the car and it runs/drives just fine. If anyone has any ideas or suggestion please help.

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REPLACE DISTRIBUTOR CAP AND ROTOR.AND PLUGS WIRES.IF GETTING NO SPARK TO PLUGS.CHECK SEE IF IGNITION COIL GETTING POWER.IF NOT CHECK IGNITION FUSE.IF POWER GOING TO COIL.FAULT EITHER COIL IS OPEN OR FAULT IN THE IGNITION MODULE IN THE DISTRIBUTOR.

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i have two things that come to mind first of which is your neutral safety switch ...its located on the clutch pedal ..its to prevent the car from being started in gear it may not be working correctly and wont let power to the started when you turn the key...most likely the problem...the other thing if thats not it you may need to check the ignition switch...

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SOURCE: Does 1998 Honda Civic have a starter relay? If so, where is it located?

When you tested the battery did you have it load tested? It is possible the battery is good but is losing power overnight due to an open circuit. This will give you the slow crank in the mornings. Once the vehicle has been running and charged the battery back up it works fine the rest of the day. Car batteries provide you with two needed items at start up, Amperage and Voltage. It is possible to have 12 or 13 volts and the battery not be able to crank the motor over because it can't generate the Amperage needed. Your problem is not the Starter Relay, as someone else mentioned if that goes out it will not crank at all. If teh battery has an overnight drain or weak cell it will ahve problems generating the Amperage required and cause your problem. Unfortunately the only way to really identify this will be to let the vehicle sit overnight and then remove the battery and take it to auto zone and have it load tested.

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SOURCE: 1990 HONDA ACCORD WON'T TURN OVER TO START BUT IT WILL ROLL START. I HAVE CHANGED THE ALTERNATOR AND TESTED THE IGNITION SWITCH STARTER RELAY SEEMS FINE CLUTCH SWITCH SEEMS FINE MAIN RELAY IS FINE

About the only thing you didn't mention was the starter itself. You could have it tested. But before that, try to see if you have power on the small wire to starter solenoid on the starter, when key is held in cranking position. Pull the small wire off and check for power with a multimeter or a testlight while someone holds the key in crank. This is the signal wire from ignition switch that closes the elec. contacts inside solenoid so the starter gets full power from the battery to spin. (This wire also is in the circuit with the clutch switch and the starter relay.) If you have power on this wire in crank, it is very likely the starter is bad. If there is no power, check that circuit out. It is losing power somewhere from switch to starter solenoid. Good luck.

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