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Old 01 Oct 2007, 06:24 pm
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Default i have a 93 honda civic ex and my car wont start unless i push start it and its a manual?

im pretty sure its the starter that went out on it thats pretty much common sense there but id like to know if there are any other possiblities it could be somthing else. now its not turning over or anything it makes no noise i turn the key and nothing happens but i push start it pop the clutch and it starts everytime. also what could poping the clutch hurt if i keep doing it for 2 or 3 weeks till i can get a new starter?
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 06:30 pm
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I have the same problem. I have changed the starte and battery and it still does it randomly. I just talked to another mechanic and he said the points might not be making good contact. Also make sure the battery is properly grounded.
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 06:33 pm
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battery could need replacing see if jump starting would turn it on, if it does its your batt
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 06:36 pm
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IT IS THE STARTER want o bet $10.00
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 06:40 pm
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Not to ask stupid questions, but, did you check the battery voltage? There has to be at least 10 volts from the battery before it will even try to start. Are you repairing this yourself, or, is a mechanic going to fix it? There are several potential causes here. A low battery does not necessarily mean the battery is the problem, though. The battery may have been run down by prolonged cranking while trying to start the engine. Or, the battery's low state of charge may be the result of a charging system problem. Either way, the battery needs to be recharged and tested.If the battery is low, the next logical step might be to try starting the engine with another battery or a charger. If the engine cranks normally and roars to life, you can assume the problem was a dead battery, or a charging problem that allowed the battery to run down. If the battery accepts a charge and tests okay, checking the output of the charging system should help you identify any problems there.If the starter or solenoid clicks but nothing else happens when you attempt to start the engine, there may not be enough amps to spin the starter. Or the starter may be bad. A poor battery cable, solenoid or ground connection, or high resistance in the solenoid itself may be the problem. A voltage check at the solenoid will reveal if battery voltage is passing through the ignition switch circuit. If the solenoid or relay is receiving battery voltage but is not closing or passing enough amps from the battery to spin the starter motor, the solenoid ground may be bad or the contacts in the solenoid may be worn, pitted or corroded. If the starter cranks when the solenoid is bypassed, a new solenoid is needed, not a starter.Most engines need a cranking speed of 100 to 200 rpm to start, so if the starter is weak and can't crank the engine fast enough to build compression, the engine won't start. In some instances, a weak starter may crank the engine fast enough but prevent it from starting because it draws all the power from the battery and does not leave enough for the injectors or ignition system. If the lights dim and there is little or no cranking when you attempt to start the engine, the starter may be locked up, dragging or suffering from high internal resistance, worn brushes, shorts or opens in the windings or armature. A starter current draw test will tell you if the starter is pulling too many amps.If the starter motor spins but fails to engage the flywheel, the cause may be a weak solenoid, defective starter drive or broken teeth on the flywheel. A starter drive that is on the verge of failure may engage briefly but then slip. Pull the starter and inspect the drive. It should turn freely in one direction but not in the other. A bad drive will turn freely in both directions or not at all.As far as push starting your car. I don't recommend it, but, you gotta do what you gotta do. You may need a new clutch if you go too long.One last note. The starter has a lot of power to it. If you are not familiar with the electrical aspect of it, I don't recommend that you attempt this repair. ALWAYS disconnect the battery before attempting to make any repairs to the starter. Trust me, that is not a jolt you want running through your body.
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 06:44 pm
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chamge it to automatic geer
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