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Have 1989 civic hatchback manual trans. will not start.. lights, dash light, radio all work but engine will not crank over and car will not start. did have this happen before but engine did crank over. Also had this happen before but engine did crank over.

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  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    tested starter bypassing ignition switch motor cranked over but did not run. replaced ignition as stated to do but no luck. key in ignition motor will not crank over tried to pop clutch but did not start. so i need help thanks for help

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    checked starter cranked motor over but would not start. replaced the ignition switch. motor will not crank over with key.



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Based on your post, dash instrumentation lits up but will not crank, probable areas to check would be:

  • starting solenoid;
  • starter motor;
  • ignition switch;
  • alarm/security/immobilizer (if any).
Some thoughts on the above:
  • If it were the starting solenoid, you will not hear a strong click/clank in the engine area;
  • If there is a a strong click/clank in the engine area then it could be the starter motor or the high current switch (inside the solenoid);
  • You could verify the state of the ignition switch with the use of a voltmeter or simply hot wiring/jumping the wires;
  • Depending on the type of alarm, most would have a "Panic Button" or reset of some sort. Pls try to check.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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