Question about 1998 Honda Civic
Will not start, when you turn key to start there is a relay that clicks. all the bells and whistles work.. can i check for fuse? if yes where do I look for fuse box?
It takes a lot less power to run all the goodies than it does to start your car up.Do you have a battery charger? or can you borrow one to charge the battery up overnight. You might even try a boost.Check the connections at the battery and clean them if they are dirty.This doesn't sound like a fuse to me.Try the simple stuff first and then go from there.Let me know how you make out.good luck
Posted on May 08, 2014
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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
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