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2004 honda civic ignition problem started with turning the key two or three times and moving the steering wheel until the car comes on, after two months it has gotten worst, now when I turn the key I hear a rattleling sound coming from inside the ignition switchand after moving the wheel several timesand turning the key it comes on, the starter motor has been changed, spark plugs, battery is new, honda dealer said it was the starter motor, I don't konw what is the problem please help

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Sounds either like the solenoid on the starter is bad or the starter its self.First try turning on your head lights and then trying to start it.If it starts then you have some bad connections either on the battery or the starter. next if that doesnt work Try hitting the starter with a hammer while someone else cranks it.If it starts then the starter is bad..

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remove the sparkplugs and clean the heads with a wire brush and test to see if the gap is rite

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Yes, it sounds like your solenoid is bad and staying engaged against the flywheel, you could do an amperage draw and a voltage drop test to find out for sure, but you will need an DVOM and a amp clamp. Or you could take it into an auto parts store and they will test it for free. Hope this helps.

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Try 'jiggling' the key while you hold it in the start position' this could be a failed ignition switch.
It could also be that the + terminal on the starter or starter solenoid may be corroded. Since the battery was just replaced, those terminals are probably clean enough but check the negative cable where it attaches to the chassis or block. If the connection is flaky here, enough current can often pass to allow lower current devices to operate but drop too much voltage if the starter is trying to operate. Starters require 100-200 amperes, many times higher than anything else in our vehicles and show up cruddy connections pretty quick.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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