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Old 27 Jun 2004, 07:19 am
Phil
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Default 89 Civic LX (auto) cranks SLOW but battery is good ==>

Car turns over as if the battery is almost dead. But battery is good and
lights remain bright if starting. Like chug, chug, chug, chug then
starts. I replaced the main FUEL relay (for the HOT days non-start) but
this is as if the starter (where is it located) is not getting all of
the crank amps that it needs (starter armature ??).

Thanks !

Phil

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Old 27 Jun 2004, 09:01 am
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Default Re: 89 Civic LX (auto) cranks SLOW but battery is good ==>

Phil wrote:
> Car turns over as if the battery is almost dead. But battery is good and
> lights remain bright if starting. Like chug, chug, chug, chug then
> starts. I replaced the main FUEL relay (for the HOT days non-start) but
> this is as if the starter (where is it located) is not getting all of
> the crank amps that it needs (starter armature ??).
>
> Thanks !
>
> Phil



++++++++++++==

The RED battery cable should lead you to the starter. Engine (or
battery) may not be properly grounded any more. remove and clean all
connections before going to the trouble of pulling starter.

'Curly'

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Old 27 Jun 2004, 09:16 am
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Default Re: 89 Civic LX (auto) cranks SLOW but battery is good ==>

If its the starter and like my son's civic 1987 the starter was a snap to
replace did it from on top, removed the battery then the starter,easy
switch.

Tom

"motsco_ _" <"motsco_ _"@interbaun.com> wrote in message
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> Phil wrote:
> > Car turns over as if the battery is almost dead. But battery is good and
> > lights remain bright if starting. Like chug, chug, chug, chug then
> > starts. I replaced the main FUEL relay (for the HOT days non-start) but
> > this is as if the starter (where is it located) is not getting all of
> > the crank amps that it needs (starter armature ??).
> >
> > Thanks !
> >
> > Phil

>
>
> ++++++++++++==
>
> The RED battery cable should lead you to the starter. Engine (or
> battery) may not be properly grounded any more. remove and clean all
> connections before going to the trouble of pulling starter.
>
> 'Curly'
>



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Old 27 Jun 2004, 10:28 am
Chris Farr
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Default Re: 89 Civic LX (auto) cranks SLOW but battery is good ==>

Check your battery contections first. Get a wire bush, some gloves and
clean them up.

The starter motor is located on top of the transaxle. Two bolts size (?),
and two wires. ON my 90 HB one was bolted to the starter, and one was just
cliped in.

Just remember to pull the battery and the air intake tube. Makes the job a
lot easier.

Chris


"tflfb" <fuksatw@qwest.net> wrote in message
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> If its the starter and like my son's civic 1987 the starter was a snap to
> replace did it from on top, removed the battery then the starter,easy
> switch.
>
> Tom
>
> "motsco_ _" <"motsco_ _"@interbaun.com> wrote in message
> news:40DED320.3090803@interbaun.com...
> > Phil wrote:
> > > Car turns over as if the battery is almost dead. But battery is good

and
> > > lights remain bright if starting. Like chug, chug, chug, chug then
> > > starts. I replaced the main FUEL relay (for the HOT days non-start)

but
> > > this is as if the starter (where is it located) is not getting all of
> > > the crank amps that it needs (starter armature ??).
> > >
> > > Thanks !
> > >
> > > Phil

> >
> >
> > ++++++++++++==
> >
> > The RED battery cable should lead you to the starter. Engine (or
> > battery) may not be properly grounded any more. remove and clean all
> > connections before going to the trouble of pulling starter.
> >
> > 'Curly'
> >

>
>



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Old 27 Jun 2004, 03:59 pm
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Default Re: 89 Civic LX (auto) cranks SLOW but battery is good ==>

In article <40DEBABD.90804@bellatlantic.net>, ndccpf1@bellatlantic.net wrote:

> Car turns over as if the battery is almost dead. But battery is good and
> lights remain bright if starting. Like chug, chug, chug, chug then
> starts. I replaced the main FUEL relay (for the HOT days non-start) but
> this is as if the starter (where is it located) is not getting all of
> the crank amps that it needs (starter armature ??).
>
> Thanks !
>
> Phil


If you replace the starter, I advise you to also replace the
starter solenoid. Some of the auto parts stores now do free tests
on your engine. I advise you to have them test all aspects of the
system--such as alternator.

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Old 27 Jun 2004, 07:01 pm
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Default Re: 89 Civic LX (auto) cranks SLOW but battery is good ==>

On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 12:19:06 GMT, Phil <ndccpf1@bellatlantic.net>
wrote:

>Car turns over as if the battery is almost dead. But battery is good and
>lights remain bright if starting. Like chug, chug, chug, chug then
>starts. I replaced the main FUEL relay (for the HOT days non-start) but
>this is as if the starter (where is it located) is not getting all of
>the crank amps that it needs (starter armature ??).
>
>Thanks !
>
>Phil


Is starting easier when engine is cold and more difficult when the
engine is hot? Has the engine seen lots of highway miles? Might be
varnish buildup in the engine.
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Old 03 Jul 2004, 05:43 am
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Default Re: 89 Civic LX (auto) cranks SLOW but battery is good ==>

It had the HOT start problem..but engine always sounds like it is
starting in zero degrees (even when it is 60F out)

Harry Cox wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 12:19:06 GMT, Phil <ndccpf1@bellatlantic.net>
> wrote:
>
>
>>Car turns over as if the battery is almost dead. But battery is good and
>>lights remain bright if starting. Like chug, chug, chug, chug then
>>starts. I replaced the main FUEL relay (for the HOT days non-start) but
>>this is as if the starter (where is it located) is not getting all of
>>the crank amps that it needs (starter armature ??).
>>
>>Thanks !
>>
>>Phil

>
>
> Is starting easier when engine is cold and more difficult when the
> engine is hot? Has the engine seen lots of highway miles? Might be
> varnish buildup in the engine.


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