car will not turn over. Battery, sparkplugs, alternator, distributor all ok. getting fuel as well

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Asked by Jul 09, 2008 at 02:42 PM about the 2000 Honda Civic Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I know this sounds elementary but also check you battery terminal connections as well as your battery cables. I had a BMW that had the same problem. No amount of checking landed workable results. When I removed the battery cables one sounded crunchy. I felt a swollen area on the cable. Replaced the cable and the car started right up. Since these new cars are so computerized and highly sensitive to varying amps I don't know if the corrosion crested just enough resistance to not allow the proper voltage to the starter. hope this helps.

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If it has a starter,You should check it.

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Yes sounds like the starter has gone bad.

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check the starter (take it to auto zone they have a special machine) listen to hear the fuel pump turn on. when the key is clicked forward it should make a brief hum. if you dont hear the hum its a bad fuel pump

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said its getting fuel so prolly not the pump could be a coil I would check that out.

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Main relay driver side under the dash, next to the steering colum

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Yep, listen to this guy. I was about to say exactly the same. If you don't hear a brief hum/quick clicking when you try to turn it over your starter is done.

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Also check the starter fuse if it's not turning over at all. I had the same thing once. It's going to be in the fuse box in the engine bay. Most likely a 40AMP fuse.

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how hard is it to remove the starter

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get under the car and hit the starte with a hammer. seriously. don;t put a dent in it, but give it a good whack. this has worked for me in the past.

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try installing a new starter solinoid. usually it has two bolts plus electrical connections. it is located by the flywheel. :) good luck.

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