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#4640001 - 01/19/18 01:58 PM 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
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It's automatic and has 155K miles, battery is ~2 months old from Costco - interstate one.

Resting voltage of battery is 12.6-12.65V. It was running fine until past weekend and was parked for almost 4-5 days.

Today I went to start and it's not starting. While cranking battery light on the ODO stays on. Could it be an alternator or a starter? It does have fuel.

Thank you for any of your help.
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#4640033 - 01/19/18 02:24 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
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If it starts with a jump and the voltage is less than 14 (running), probably the alternator. If it won't jump, probably the starter
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#4640038 - 01/19/18 02:26 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
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Try jumping it and if that doesn't work, it's probably the starter perhaps. Any noises like the starter trying to engage/spin?
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#4640040 - 01/19/18 02:28 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
maverickfhs Offline


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I'll try to jump it in a bit. It does make a noise when I try to crank, but it's not a powerful one, like maybe starter sound is missing from it?
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#4640041 - 01/19/18 02:29 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
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Turn the headlights on and retest the voltage.
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#4640045 - 01/19/18 02:30 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
maverickfhs Offline


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I'll go ahead and do it. How much should be the voltage while cranking or with headlights on?
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#4640055 - 01/19/18 02:37 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
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P.S: What could be symptoms of bad fuel pump?
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#4640057 - 01/19/18 02:40 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
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Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
I'll go ahead and do it. How much should be the voltage while cranking or with headlights on?


Around the same voltage for at least a few minutes. If it drops significantly the battery is shot.
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#4640058 - 01/19/18 02:40 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
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Edited by dishdude (01/19/18 02:41 PM)
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#4640074 - 01/19/18 02:58 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
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Is it cranking normally and just not starting? If so, the battery and the starter are fine and you're likely just missing spark or fuel. If it's not cranking normally, then you probably have a battery or starter problem.
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#4640079 - 01/19/18 03:00 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
maverickfhs Offline


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I don't think it's cracking normally since sound of cranking is kind of faint.

Fuel is there, almost 1/4 of the tank and will check on spark too.
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#4640111 - 01/19/18 03:24 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: exranger06]
maverickfhs Offline


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Originally Posted By: exranger06
Is it cranking normally and just not starting? If so, the battery and the starter are fine and you're likely just missing spark or fuel. If it's not cranking normally, then you probably have a battery or starter problem.


It's cracking but with a weak crank, I guess?
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#4640112 - 01/19/18 03:25 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: dishdude]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
I'll go ahead and do it. How much should be the voltage while cranking or with headlights on?


Around the same voltage for at least a few minutes. If it drops significantly the battery is shot.


So I turned headlights on and measured battery resting voltage, it was showing 12.05V. Then started to drop, say in 5-10 secs was dropping by 0.01V.

Is this normal?
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#4640157 - 01/19/18 04:06 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
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Can you start it with a jump? If so what is the voltage (while running) at the battery posts?
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#4640160 - 01/19/18 04:07 PM Re: 2008 Civic LX Sedan not starting [Re: maverickfhs]
maverickfhs Offline


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I have not tried with a jump yet, going to do it in next 1 hour.
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