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Old 12-04-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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Default New battery, good starter and alternator, but car won't start

I have a 90 CRX and just did a tranny swap. My battery was dead after so I bought a new one, hooked it up and it won't start. It sounds like it wants to but just wont. I checked all the grounds and everything and those are all fine. What could the issue be? Its starting to get on my last nerves!
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Are you getting spark?
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i can't tell
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i can't tell
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Well check it then...
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Default Re: New battery, good starter and alternator, but car won't start

yeah i'm waiting for my friend to get over here so I can. But I don't see why I would just stop getting spark after a couple days of the car sitting. It was working fine before. But I'll check and see whats up
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Default Re: New battery, good starter and alternator, but car won't start

Well obviously you have a problem, its not like the car "just sat" for a couple days, you did tranny service.
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well i'm aware but it started perfectly before. and the tranny is more of a mechanical thing as oppose to an electrical. everything that was unplugged to do the work is back on. Thats why I'm confused as to why it isn't starting even with a new battery. but if my laggin *** friend would get here i could check the plugs
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Default Re: New battery, good starter and alternator, but car won't start

did you remember to connect the ground wire back on to your tranny?
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the one that hooks to the battery under the rack thing? yes i got it. unless there is just something i'm forgetting. but i've hooked up the starter, ground under the rack, the motor one on the right side
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Default Re: New battery, good starter and alternator, but car won't start

whats it doing? is it cranking or just click click
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its cranking. it was clicking but i put the ground on the starter better and it started cranking
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Default Re: New battery, good starter and alternator, but car won't start

the ground connects to 2 spots. the transmission and the frame itself. are both connected. also check your ignition switch. and main fuse
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As retarded as I feel asking this, where is the mount thats on the tranny itself?
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As retarded as I feel asking this, where is the mount thats on the tranny itself?
one on top and one on the front of the trans....did you unhook the ground wire on the thermostat housing? maybe to move the wire harness over a bit or somethin?
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Did you check for spark yet?
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Did you check for spark yet?

yeah i have spark. haven't been able to get to it the last couple days cuz I've been outta town. I really think there is just something I forgot to hook up. And and i don't remember hookin anything up to a tranny ground so I'm gonna go look for that
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That ground goes from frame rail to the clutch cable bracket.
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Did you check for spark yet?

yeah i have spark. haven't been able to get to it the last couple days cuz I've been outta town. I really think there is just something I forgot to hook up. And and i don't remember hookin anything up to a tranny ground so I'm gonna go look for that
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Default Re: New battery, good starter and alternator, but car won't start

sounds like a ground unhooked.
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sounds like a ground unhooked.
Odd that he's getting spark with a ground missing.
Figured you don't get spark or your starter doesn't crank when you miss a ground.
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Odd that he's getting spark with a ground missing.
Figured you don't get spark or your starter doesn't crank when you miss a ground.
Seen it happen on a few accords when the ground that hooks to the thermostat housing gets left unbolted.
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k everyone i got it....come to find out one of the wires hooked up to the dizzy wasn't all the way in lol. glad it was somethin simple
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k everyone i got it....come to find out one of the wires hooked up to the dizzy wasn't all the way in lol. glad it was somethin simple
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k everyone i got it....come to find out one of the wires hooked up to the dizzy wasn't all the way in lol. glad it was somethin simple



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