Question about Honda Civic
A Simple Preliminary Car Starting Procedure
If your car won't start, try this procedure:
Check the battery cable connections:Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter. Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine.
Check the battery the simple way, like this:Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
Check the starter and solenoid:If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's pinion gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck pinion gear.Make a simple test of the alternator:If you can, somehow get the engine running, measure the voltage at the battery. It should be at least 13.6 volts to properly charge the battery.
Posted on Apr 15, 2015
That leaves only 8 or 9 possibilities to why it won't start.
Does it crank over? No, Is the connections to the starter good? Can you manually turn the engine over with a wrench? Is the ground cable at the engine properly connected? Is the ignitions switch working? Starter relay? Main fuses?
Does it crank? YES, Is it getting fuel? Spark? Does it have compression? Has the timing belt broke?
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