Mechanics

REPLACED COMPRESSOR CAR WONT START

2002 Honda Civic • 4 cylinder • 200,000 miles

I have a 2002 Honda Civic LX. Recently there was a squeaking noise coming from the hood. Then I found the ac/compressor pulley was bad the bearing went. So I decided to replace the entire compressor. It was easy enough to replace. I haven't charged the system because I wanted to see if it was aligned properly before I did. I tried turning on the car but it doesn't start now. Any help would be appreciated.
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Bgrich2003
May 13, 2011.




Check your fuses.
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Fixitmr
May 13, 2011.
I already did they all looked good.

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Bgrich2003
May 13, 2011.
It sounds like everything turns but it won't start

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Bgrich2003
May 13, 2011.
Check for spark?

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Fixitmr
May 13, 2011.
How do I check for a spark?

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Bgrich2003
May 13, 2011.
1 way is remove plug wire from sparkplug, insert a spare plug. Lay on metal ground surface. Turn car over. Watch tip for spark.

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Fixitmr
May 13, 2011.
Another thing. It's likely you accidently goofed something up doing compressor change that you were not aware of at the time.

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Fixitmr
May 13, 2011.
That is possible. The only thing I can think of is I had to cut the connector off the old ac compressor and splice it to the new one. So maybe I mixed up wires. Does anybody have a wiring diagram so I can see which wire is the ground and which ones are for the switch. Everything else looks okay. BTW thanks for your help fixitmir

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Bgrich2003
May 13, 2011.
Try unplugging compressor to see if it starts? Did you check for spark?

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Fixitmr
May 13, 2011.
I unplugged compressor and it didn't start. As far as the spark I wasn't too successful, since I don't have a spare spark plug to leave in. I don't want to just leave it open. So I'll have to get a spare tomorrow. Once again thanks for your help I'll let you know how that goes.

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Bgrich2003
May 13, 2011.

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