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Old 27 Jun 2011, 06:31 pm
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Default 98 civic starting issues?

i drive a 98 honda civic with a d16y8 and i think my starter may be going out but not too sure and just looking for more than one opinion when i try to start my car it will crank but every now and then will stop and then crank again after a few more attempts the starter starts to smoke and the battery cables get super hot im hoping it will be an easy fix
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Old 27 Jun 2011, 06:46 pm
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well it may be two things

1. the starter is stuck and if this is the problem u r going to have to take it to a mechanic to try to fix it and if not got to put a new starter on your car.

2.The battery is too weak and cannot support your car maybe to small or old. Wish u luck! and hope its this ant not something badder!
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Old 27 Jun 2011, 07:01 pm
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Certainly sounds like a bad starter.
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Old 27 Jun 2011, 10:08 pm
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Default Re: 98 civic starting issues?

when I was getting ready to buy my 99 civic dx off the car lot (bought in 2010) it had this same exact problem...

I replaced starter and perfection..

one thing i would check for on your car is take the header heatshield off and look for a hairline crack where the o2 sensor goes in and goes up. I have this on my civic and getting ready to replace... lucky for you, you have y8.. i have y7 so the header and cat are 1 unit so i have to get a combined unit.

enjoy your civic.. if you take care of it, you wont beleive the miles youll get outa it
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