REPLACED COMPRESSOR CAR WONT START

  • Tiny
  • Bgrich2003
  • 2002 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 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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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 6:00 PM

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  • Fixitmr
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Check your fuses.

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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 6:03 PM
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I already did they all looked good.

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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 6:07 PM
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It sounds like everything turns but it won't start

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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 6:23 PM
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  • Fixitmr
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Check for spark?

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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 7:13 PM
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How do I check for a spark?

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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 7:22 PM
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  • Fixitmr
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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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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 7:28 PM
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  • Fixitmr
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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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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 7:30 PM
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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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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 8:09 PM
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Try unplugging compressor to see if it starts? Did you check for spark?

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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 9:46 PM
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  • Bgrich2003
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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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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 10:58 PM

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