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2000 Honda Civic will not turn over


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frank44
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Jul 24, 2014, 1:12 PM

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Hey guys just an over view of my scenario.
2000 Honda civic ex - manual
Got into my car after work and it wouldn't turn over, not even an attempt. Bump started it fine and drove home - still won't start
Tested the battery - its fine (all internal electric seems to be working - lights, radio, fan etc.)
Checked fuses they seem to be fine.
Removed the starter and brought it to Part Source - they tested it and it passed 3 times.
Put the starter back in and still won't turn over - doesn't even try.
When I turn the key to start the car I can hear a click in the fuse box under the hood but nothing else.
If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate the help.
Thanks in advance!


Hammer Time
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Jul 24, 2014, 3:11 PM

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If the relay is actually triggering, the next stop after the relay is the starter so I would suspect a bad relay or wiring between there and the starter






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Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 24, 2014, 10:04 PM

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Yes, relay might click but not send on current. I'd also check that clutch switch (disables starter if clutch not depressed) is letting current thru. Eyesight for the diagram tough but seems it's somehow in between relay and starter trigger wire?


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Jul 24, 2014, 10:15 PM

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No, the clutch switch provide trigger ground for the relay so if the relay energizes, the switch is working.



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Jul 24, 2014, 10:29 PM

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OK - thanks. Was suspect but can't see getting to relay if that failed right at the pedal. Again, relays do not need much to click but inside might not send on enough power to starter but when so the problem is usually intermittent at least at first,


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frank44
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Jul 25, 2014, 1:40 AM

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OK. Ill start with the relay when I am home.

What would be the best way to check?

Thanks again


(This post was edited by frank44 on Jul 25, 2014, 5:23 AM)


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Jul 25, 2014, 2:04 AM

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I'd check if another less or not needed feature of the car uses the exact same relay and swap it OR just take it out, inspect physical connections/prongs and if good by eye just put it back in. If that or a light whack on it makes the problem go away I'd blame the relay. If not it's not conclusive.


From there you would need to see if proper amps make it thru the thing and on to the trigger wire at the starter solenoid which it apparently does not enough or nothing and chase that down where the fault is.


Try to find that "trigger" wire on the starter solenoid now and inspect it also and general area. Not sure if it's highly exposed to the elements and subject to troubles right there off hand?


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frank44
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Jul 25, 2014, 5:25 AM

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I tried switching the relay originally and that didn't change anything.

When I removed the starter I visually inspected the wiring and didn't find any issues - but I will have to be more vigilante this time around.

Thanks.


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Jul 25, 2014, 5:47 AM

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Try removing the relay and jumping pin 1 to pin 2 and then try to start the car.



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frank44
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Aug 1, 2014, 5:42 AM

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Sorry for the late reply.

It turned out to be the clutch sensor.

Thanks for the help.


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Aug 1, 2014, 6:03 AM

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Glad you got it resolved.

Thread closed now as solved.



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