Car occasionally wont start. Wait for 5-60 minutes, it'll start.

Asked by May 01, 2015 at 06:06 PM about the 1999 Honda Civic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This normally happens on a warmer day. Happens once a month or less. Seems totally
random. Battery is new. Alternator is not.

I think it has a tendency to happen right after I've driven it for a bit, turned it off for 10-
100 minutes, and tried to turn it on again. Not totally sure, though.

(related?) The car's battery light flickers/turns on sometimes while driving (yes, more
often on those days).. shifting to D3 often makes it go off.

(related?) There's a really squeaky belt in the front drivers side corner. Whistling
decreases when accelerating (I think)..

(fyi) 215,000 miles

1 Answer

71,445

Have you changed the fuel pump lately?

Your Answer

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,210
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,040
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,020
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
898 Great Deals out of 79,871 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Corolla
859 Great Deals out of 65,454 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic Coupe
169 Great Deals out of 10,938 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
1,102 Great Deals out of 76,091 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda CR-V
782 Great Deals out of 54,039 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,221 Great Deals out of 74,923 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Elantra
642 Great Deals out of 45,462 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
442 Great Deals out of 43,048 listings starting at $1,488
Used Honda Accord Coupe
143 Great Deals out of 5,632 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Focus
672 Great Deals out of 64,969 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata
779 Great Deals out of 53,330 listings starting at $800
Used BMW 3 Series
1,075 Great Deals out of 33,017 listings starting at $1,428

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Civic For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 5,629 listings starting at $13,995
2016 Honda Civic For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 2,267 listings starting at $10,995
2015 Honda Civic For Sale
239 Great Deals out of 5,657 listings starting at $8,987
2014 Honda Civic For Sale
115 Great Deals out of 2,982 listings starting at $7,600
2013 Honda Civic For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,552 listings starting at $6,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.