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98. WILL NOT START!

1998 Honda Civic

The battery went dead when the car was unused for a few months. When I recharged the battery it failled to turn the engine over so we attempted to tow start the car. The engine refused to start and all you can hear is a clicking sound comming from around the glove box. Could this be something with the emobiliser or a fuse? Any tips would be appreciated. The clicking seems to come from the same place as the click heard when the engine management light goes out.
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Eleydad
February 11, 2006.



The first thing is the battery, second is the starter.

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Hitek
Feb 11, 2006.
If the battery has been dead long enough and it zero's out it won't take a charge at all. It probably needs replacing anyway. Start there.

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Mvannessjr
Feb 13, 2006.
Ive had the same problem before when my 98 Civic EX sat in storage for 2 years. Couldnt even jump start it because the battery was so dead. Try replacing the battery or take it to Autozone and have them check it. By the way, I dont think you can tow start these Hondas. I know, because I tried the same thing.

Regards,

Dale
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Dalehuff
Feb 18, 2006.

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