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Old 07 Oct 2007, 06:52 am
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Default 2002 Honda Civic won't start...?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic with 45,000 miles on it. It's been slow turning over lately when I've gone to start it (chugga chugga chugga kinda stuff). But this morning it wouldn't kick over at all and now it doesn't even sputter; now all the dummy lights come on and there's a really fast clicking noise that sounds like it's coming from the dash or under the hood. Bad alternator? Starter? Battery? The headlights don't look dim either, and neither do the dummy lights.
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Old 07 Oct 2007, 06:54 am
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Battery sounds dead at the least, and you may have a bad alternator as well.BTW, it takes far more juice to turn over the motor than to turn on the headlights.
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It could be either of the three you listed but if i were going to start somewhere, I'd go with the battery. Take it to Auto Zone and have them test it
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Old 07 Oct 2007, 07:02 am
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new battery, or take to dealer. If your battery has a dead cell it will not run right but sometime it will start. Had same promblem with my Acura, tested battery and test said good, bought a new battery anyways. Now the thing runs fine. Your charging system also will not work properly with a dying battery, hence bad performance, Good Luck
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