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Old 16 May 2008, 07:50 pm
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Default 1999 Honda Civic Sir, Car not starting, rapid clicking noise

1999 Honda Civic Sir, 1.6L Coupe. Manual.

Just tried to start it today and all I hear is a rapid clicking noise coming from the starter area.

My lights come on and interior lights all seem ok so I think my battery is fine. Could this be my starter?
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Old 17 May 2008, 01:04 am
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Default Re: 1999 Honda Civic Sir, Car not starting, rapid clicking noise

A similar thing happened to my 92 accord the other day. (it wasn't so 'rapid' though).

I came out to my car after sleeping until the afternoon or so and tried to start it but just got a clicking noise. I thought I left a light on, but the lights were still good.
I remembered my fuel was real low and, I don't know much about cars, so I thought it made sense to bounce the car up and down a few times to swish any fuel that might still be around.
I reseated the spark plugs (or what I thought were the spark plugs) jiggled some wires, pulled some connectors out of the engine, put them back in.
After a little of this the car started. I went to the gas station and put gas in it, now it's fine.

I'm sure quite a few knowledgeable mechanics are just shaking their heads right now.
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Old 17 May 2008, 09:32 pm
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Default Re: 1999 Honda Civic Sir, Car not starting, rapid clicking noise

Changed the battery and it started up no problem! =]
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Old 06 Nov 2008, 03:32 pm
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Default Re: 1999 Honda Civic Sir, Car not starting, rapid clicking noise

The exact same thing happened with my 2001 Civic LX. It wouldn't start, and I couldn't get it to jump from a friend. All it would do was make a rapid clicking sound. I replaced the battery and she was back to running great! Hope this helps you.
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