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Old 26 May 2004, 09:57 am
Drew2004
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Default 94 Accord EX won't start

I got in my car this morning to start my car to go into school, when I
turned the ignition, the car just clicked and wouldn't turn over, I
replaced the battery about a month ago, so it shouldn't be the battery,
anyone know what I can do?

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Old 26 May 2004, 10:16 am
Caroline
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Default Re: 94 Accord EX won't start

Just for starters, are you sure the new battery didn't get drained by leaving
some accessory on?

Do the headlights work? If yes, then this is a good sign, but the battery may
still be low enough on charge that it can't start the car.

Do you have a voltmeter? If so, what's the voltage reading across the battery
terminals?

"Drew2004" <drewby11@hotmail.com> wrote
> I got in my car this morning to start my car to go into school, when I
> turned the ignition, the car just clicked and wouldn't turn over, I
> replaced the battery about a month ago, so it shouldn't be the battery,
> anyone know what I can do?
>



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Old 27 May 2004, 04:23 pm
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Default Re: 94 Accord EX won't start

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<d64f69112d229cf66bc62d27c1f7c0df@localhost.talkab outautos.com>,
"Drew2004" <drewby11@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I got in my car this morning to start my car to go into school, when I
> turned the ignition, the car just clicked and wouldn't turn over, I
> replaced the battery about a month ago, so it shouldn't be the battery,
> anyone know what I can do?


If your problem is no longer present, it's probaby (like the other
poster said) because you left something turned on--such as headlights.
If the problem is still present, I suggest that you take your car to one
of the auto parts stores that offers free testing. Have them check the
alternator.
When the alternator stops working, a new battery will go dead after a
couple weeks. It will go dead even quicker if you drive the car with the
headlights turned on. I believe that Sears will test your car for free.
However, they usually will stop the test once they determine that the
battery is not fully charged and will try to sell you a new battery. If
they do that, tell them to test the alternator and everything else that
they normally test.

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Old 27 May 2004, 07:51 pm
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Default Re: 94 Accord EX won't start

Good advice!

Jason wrote:
> In article
> <d64f69112d229cf66bc62d27c1f7c0df@localhost.talkab outautos.com>,
> "Drew2004" <drewby11@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>>I got in my car this morning to start my car to go into school, when I
>>turned the ignition, the car just clicked and wouldn't turn over, I
>>replaced the battery about a month ago, so it shouldn't be the battery,
>>anyone know what I can do?

>
>
> If your problem is no longer present, it's probaby (like the other
> poster said) because you left something turned on--such as headlights.
> If the problem is still present, I suggest that you take your car to one
> of the auto parts stores that offers free testing. Have them check the
> alternator.
> When the alternator stops working, a new battery will go dead after a
> couple weeks. It will go dead even quicker if you drive the car with the
> headlights turned on. I believe that Sears will test your car for free.
> However, they usually will stop the test once they determine that the
> battery is not fully charged and will try to sell you a new battery. If
> they do that, tell them to test the alternator and everything else that
> they normally test.
>


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Old 13 Jun 2004, 09:25 pm
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Default Re: 94 Accord EX won't start

As quick check you can place a voltmeter across the battery terminals when
the engine is running. Turn on the lights, than fan to full, a turn signal,
the wipers (flip them up) to induce a load on the alternator.

Even with a load, the voltage across the battery should be around 14 volts,
indicating that current is flowing into the battery, not out, which woould
happen below 12 volts.





"Drew2004" <drewby11@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:d64f69112d229cf66bc62d27c1f7c0df@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> I got in my car this morning to start my car to go into school, when I
> turned the ignition, the car just clicked and wouldn't turn over, I
> replaced the battery about a month ago, so it shouldn't be the battery,
> anyone know what I can do?
>



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Old 14 Jun 2004, 03:26 pm
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> "Drew2004" <drewby11@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:d64f69112d229cf66bc62d27c1f7c0df@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> > I got in my car this morning to start my car to go into school, when I
> > turned the ignition, the car just clicked and wouldn't turn over, I
> > replaced the battery about a month ago, so it shouldn't be the battery,
> > anyone know what I can do?



It could be other factors such as a defective alternator or
a defective starter solenoid.
Some of the auto parts stores now conduct free electrical tests. I advise
you to take your car to one of those stores and have them check your
system. I believe that Sears also does free testing of your system. If
they try to sell you a new battery--tell them the problem is NOT the
battery but to test the other items such as alternator, ignition coil,
starter solenoid and starter.

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