HAD PROBLEMS STARTING CAR

  • Tiny
  • harolde
  • 1995 Honda Civic
  • 265,000 miles

This morning my 1,995 Honda Civic EX wouldn’t start. All I heard was a two clicking noise and then nothing. The lights on my dash appeared, and the horn worked. I waited a few minutes and tried a second time, and it started. I went to my doctor’s appointment and was there for no more than 15 minutes. Returned to my car and the same thing happened. My vehicle would not start. I waited a few minutes and tried again, and it started. My next stop for coffee, I left the motor running. I returned home, parked the car in the garage. About twenty minutes later I tried again, and it started on my first attempt. Could this be a battery issue, starter, or any ideas as to this randomly start problem?

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Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 1:26 PM

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  • DrCranknWrench
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It could be a few things;

The battery is going bad from a bad cell. You can have it tested at any Advance Auto or Auto Zone.

A loose battery cable. Make sure both ends of the battery cable have a tight, corrosion free connection.

Starter solenoid could be failing and need replacement.

Starter switch could be going bad.

Here is a link you can use to a walk through diagnostic that may also help. Just use the link below;

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/rapid-clicking-sound-when-starter-is-used

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Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 1:33 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Most likely a poor battery terminal connections.

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Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 1:50 PM

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