Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 18 Jan 2010, 07:08 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1
Post 79 Civic Starter Problems - 2nd Generation Civic

It's a 79 Civic 1200. Ran fine before the battery went dead.

As the battery was on its last legs, I turned the key in the ignition to try to start it. Suddenly the starter wouldn't stop cranking, even when I turned the key OFF and removed it! Then the battery died.

Two weeks later I put in a new battery, but the same problem persists. Once I attach the negative battery cable, it just cranks and cranks. There is no key in the ignition! After a few on/off cycles with the negative battery cable, the cranking stops and the starter just whirrs.

Leave the negative battery cable off for a few hours, and the cycle repeats, all without the key in the ignition.

So ... where do I begin to diganose? Is it the key ignition, or some relays on
the starter, or the solenoid? I'm 2/3 past novice on electrical parts. I know
where these items are but have no experience with them. I could certainly remove the starter, or probably the key/ignition.

Any ideas as to what's wrong? Seems to me this happened to this car 25 years ago and it needed a redesigned starter.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5th Generation Civic or 6th Generation Civic? Zack Honda Technical 3 12 Oct 2009 11:16 pm
6th Generation or 8th Generation Civic? Zack Honda Technical 3 09 Oct 2009 12:16 pm
starter problems hurraquio Honda Technical 0 27 Feb 2008 07:31 pm
Anyone fitted a Remote Engine Starter to a Honda Civic 8th Generation? Steady Eddie Honda Technical 2 30 Jan 2008 06:46 pm
Starter problems electricked Honda 2 0 28 Feb 2004 12:03 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 am.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.