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Old 18 Nov 2003, 10:15 am
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Default Honda Civic 1995 Won't Start


For the first time in 8 years, my Honda 1995 Civic EX disappointed me.
It won't start.

Here are the signs:

1) All electrical components work (radio, lights, dashboard, air
conditioning, etc...)
2) I do not hear the clicks as I turn the key.
3) It won't take a jump.
4) It will not crank.
5) It had been sitting for two days, which is typical.

I'm not a mechanic, but to me all signs do not point to the battery
because everything comes on.

Any idea? What could be the problem?

Thanks, well in advance...


Warren L


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Old 18 Nov 2003, 10:15 am
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Timing belt...


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Never know..how many miles? 8 years, that is about due for a timing
belt. But usually the motor will at least crank even it you have a
broken timing belt.... Do you have a factory alarm or aftermarket
alarm with starter kill?


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Say it isn't so... that is the last thing I would think of.

Really? Thanks!!!


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Old 18 Nov 2003, 10:31 am
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If you are not hearing clicking when you are turning the key, the it
sounds like possibly a starter kill. Because even when a battery is
all the way dead you will hear clicking. With a starter kill you turn
the key and eveything "pauses"... Let me know what you find.

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Old 18 Nov 2003, 10:31 am
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180k... timing belt was change about 90k ago. I do have a kill switch,
but I didn't check that and can't check for another 7 hours, I'm at
work.

what else could it be?

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i'll check... thanks!!!


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Old 18 Nov 2003, 12:00 pm
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murrayw wrote:
>
> For the first time in 8 years, my Honda 1995 Civic EX disappointed me.
> It won't start.
>
> Here are the signs:
>
> 1) All electrical components work (radio, lights, dashboard, air
> conditioning, etc...)
> 2) I do not hear the clicks as I turn the key.
> 3) It won't take a jump.
> 4) It will not crank.
> 5) It had been sitting for two days, which is typical.
>
> I'm not a mechanic, but to me all signs do not point to the battery
> because everything comes on.
>
> Any idea? What could be the problem?
>
> Thanks, well in advance...
>
> Warren L
>
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Murrayw,

Your ignition switch may have fallen apart inside. A blown timing belt
won't blow by itself while the care is not running. Timing belt also
won't prevent engine from turning over, nor will it stop your MAIN RELAY
from clicking in and running the fuel pump for two or three seconds when
you turn the key ON.

The fact that boosting didn't make the engine turn over indicates that
your battery connections are likely OK, but your GROUND connection could
be bad...

Don't be too quick to get your timing belt replaced (at least not
without good advice)

'Curly'

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Old 18 Nov 2003, 12:19 pm
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On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 15:15:31 GMT, murrayw
<murrayw.x3i30@realcaraudio.com> wrote:

>
>For the first time in 8 years, my Honda 1995 Civic EX disappointed me.
>It won't start.
>
>Here are the signs:
>
>1) All electrical components work (radio, lights, dashboard, air
>conditioning, etc...)
>2) I do not hear the clicks as I turn the key.
>3) It won't take a jump.
>4) It will not crank.
>5) It had been sitting for two days, which is typical.
>
>I'm not a mechanic, but to me all signs do not point to the battery
>because everything comes on.
>
>Any idea? What could be the problem?


My 1994 Civic DX did exactly what you're saying, and it was the
battery. I drove it home just fine, and 3 hours later, it wouldn't
start. Radio worked, lights worked (dimly), but the fuel pump didn't
cycle and the car wouldn't even click. Autozone's tester tested the
battery bad in about 20 seconds (even though the guy in front of me
took 20 minutes for it to say charge and try again). Replaced the
battery, all has been fine for a year.

Nate
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Old 18 Nov 2003, 12:30 pm
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How would an ignition switch just fall apart with the car just sitting
there... going with your theory???


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