civic starting problems - Honda-Tech


civic starting problems

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-31-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Default civic starting problems

hey guys ive recently been running into a few problems starting my civic.
1. Sometimes when i crank the ignition it wont start but simply just click once. It doesnt start after that and i would have to keep cranking it and sometimes it would start.
2. After leaving the car parked for a couple of days the battery gets drained. If i dont start it for a day or 2 the battery would get drained and i would need a boost. Wha might b causing this?

this is a 94 civic btw
b20hondacivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 07:59 PM   #2
B*a*n*n*e*d
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Charlottesville, VA, USA
Posts: 6,423
Default Re: civic starting problems

Replace the battery. It's run its life and is shot.
jbpnoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 08:05 PM   #3
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Default Re: civic starting problems

this is the second battery ive ran thru. but im bout to get it tested this weekend hopefully its that nn nothing else
b20hondacivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
Ridin Dirty in Cali
iTrader: (1)
 
dirty19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 5,053
Default Re: civic starting problems

Check all the engine grounds..... no loose wires
dirty19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 09:56 PM   #5
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Default Re: civic starting problems

ok ill check all that tomr thanks guys really appreciate it
b20hondacivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 10:03 PM   #6
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 408
Default Re: civic starting problems

It's your clips. Not the battery. They are not good. Replace the clips.
Ryan Lwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 05:05 PM   #7
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Default Re: civic starting problems

what do you mean by clips? the terminals?
b20hondacivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 05:15 PM   #8
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 408
Default Re: civic starting problems

These things. When they are old and rusty and loose, current can't travel through them as well and not enough current will cause your starter to hesitate because not enough power.
Ryan Lwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #9
Honda-Tech Member
 
redm3turbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New York, NY, US
Posts: 1,281
Default Re: civic starting problems

I changed out my terminals to something like this

after a similar thing happened to me. I got them at a local hardware store in the fastners isle for like 3 bucks...(if you go to a autoparts store I think they are like 6)

the stock honda ones aren't great. Get something with a dual post bolt....

Id try cleaning what you got already first though....
redm3turbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #10
post resurrection
 
RonJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: nebulous state between sleep and wake
Posts: 44,587
Default Re: civic starting problems

If the terminals are fine, you may want to test for parasitic drain:

http://batterychargerstore.com/what-...tic-drain.html
RonJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 06:56 PM   #11
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Default Re: civic starting problems

oh that might b caus my terminals are mad old nn a lil loose. but that will caus the battery to drain? caus sometimes i would leave the car for a while n the battery would jus die
b20hondacivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #12
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 408
Default Re: civic starting problems

If battery die by itself after a few days, then you also need new battery + terminal clamps/clips.
Ryan Lwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 07:02 PM   #13
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Default Re: civic starting problems

thanks a lot tho guys i relly appreciate it
b20hondacivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 07:14 PM   #14
Honda-Tech Member
 
JDM-sol 89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Posts: 834
Default Re: civic starting problems

did the new terminals fix the problem?
JDM-sol 89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #15
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Default Re: civic starting problems

uhh where can i find new terminals for a 92 civic?
b20hondacivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 08:08 PM   #16
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 408
Default Re: civic starting problems

Any auto parts stores man. They are usually near batteries. Or ask them. Terminals are the clamps that are connecting the wires and the battery leads.
Ryan Lwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 08:10 PM   #17
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Default Re: civic starting problems

oo alright imma go get them tomr . hopefully that fixes these problems lol
b20hondacivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #18
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 408
Default Re: civic starting problems

Are you in U.S? If so, go to Autozone, O'Reily or PepBoys, take your battery with you and ask them to test it. It's free. I think you are gonna need a new battery too since it's losing energy quickly.
Ryan Lwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 08:34 PM   #19
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Default Re: civic starting problems

yeah i was planning to do that but i got there too late nn i never knew yu can jus switch the clips like that i thought you had to get a whole new wire but imma get that done hopefully that fixes everhting
b20hondacivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 01:41 AM   #20
Honda-Tech Member
 
fragmare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 548
Default Re: civic starting problems

Yea, I'm with Ron... take a multimeter and look for a parasitic draw/drain. It's easy and free and it might just solve your problem. While you've got the multimeter out, it would be a good time to test your battery and alternator too.
fragmare is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
00' Civic Only Starts With Jump DarkDaysX6 Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 4 04-22-2014 02:39 PM
battery drain kvastek Honda Civic (2001 - 2005) 2 04-11-2014 02:15 PM
help with a crx with b16 swap..battery drains out jDm bEeZy Honda CRX / EF Civic (1988 - 1991) 9 03-20-2011 07:32 AM
1997 accord o2 sensor problem? battery draining! caucasianpride Honda Accord (1990 - 2002) 12 12-13-2008 03:38 AM
Bad ground have some corrosion in batery terminal hard to start? Help.. Vtecme92 Acura Integra 1 10-08-2005 11:14 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:17 AM.



Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.