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Starter issues

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by SLOWdelawareEG, May 28, 2009.

  1. SLOWdelawareEG

    SLOWdelawareEG my cars go fast

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    having more problems with the rex. it wouldnt start at mcdonalds last night. nothing happens when i turn the key, but the starter turns when jumped with a screwdriver. i had to hold the clutch in and turn the key while my roommate jumped it with a screwdriver. what do i need to replace?
     
  2. 89' Project Civic

    89' Project Civic d16a6/d16y8 "mini-me"

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    Sounds like you need a new starter. If not then it could be your timing belt being off.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    yeah check the starter, its not the timing belt
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    Maybe the ground wire?
     
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    89' Project Civic d16a6/d16y8 "mini-me"

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    Good idea, either that or your distributor timing is off. Also, you said that it just didn't start when you came back and tried to start it, maybe your alternator is bad. Get that checked by Canadian Tire perhaps.
     
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    D16SiHatch New Member

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    Could be either the starter solenoid, or possibly the ignition switch in the steering column. to test if its the solenoid hook up a test light or multimeter to the signal wire at the starter and try and start it. if it fails to crank but the wire shows +12v then you know the starter solenoid is toast. if you don't receive any power to the signal wire while in crank, then most likely the problem is in the ignition switch.
     
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