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1998 honda civic no start

Old 06-05-2007, 09:17 AM
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1998 honda civic will not battery..does NOT turn over..nothing

1) outside turn indicators flashing
2) Dash lights flashing
3) Check engine light on
4) Dinger on inside
5) battery light
Old 06-05-2007, 11:23 AM
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Default RE: 1998 honda civic no start

start with the battery terminals. The metal pieces that make contact with the battery. They could be dirty, corroded, or not making the proper contact with the battery. When there IS somekind of contact, the accessories will turn on but not the car wont turn over or start it'll just make a very loud clicking sound. So check your battery terminals! Clean them up with some Parts Cleaner or Battery terminal cleaner stuff and go from there. After that check and make sure that the big wires connected to the terminals are properly connected and not lose. Hope this helps!
Old 06-05-2007, 02:02 PM
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Default RE: 1998 honda civic no start

If the battery light is on, your alternator could be bad. The CEL should be of concern too. Sounds to me like more than just the battery. Find out what's causing the CEL to go on.
Old 06-05-2007, 04:09 PM
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starter or solenoid
Old 01-27-2016, 11:45 AM
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I encountered the same set of issues. The dash lights come on and don't dim when you turn the key to start the engine. A faint relay click can be heard when turning the key to start position. All lights are bright and not dim. There is a signal wire connected to the starter solenoid that sends 12V coil voltage when the key is turned to the start position. I removed this wire from the solenoid and checked for 12V when the key is turned to the start position. 12V was present when the key was turned to start the engine however it seemed too easy to disconnect the wire. This wire has a boot on the end which covers a spade type electrical connector. It is difficult to be sure the spade connection is properly engaged since you cannot see under the boot. Someone had previously worked on the engine and failed to properly connect this signal wire resulting in a intermittent starting problem. It is easy to misalign the spade alongside the connector rather than inserting the spade into the connector. Once this wire was properly connected the starter fired perfectly.
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