Civic DelSol Won't Start

Discussion in 'Civic' started by sgathers, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. sgathers

    sgathers Guest


    I drove the car to the store. Everything working perfectly. I get back
    in it and the door beep slowly died and now the car won't start. It
    won't turn over, no indicator lights, no beeps. Totally dead.

    A kind stranger offered to jump it and it started right up. Drove home
    (thank god) and once turned off, it won't start again.

    I searched around under the hood and noticed one of the spark plug
    wires (the one with a gold dot on it) was loose. I pulled it out and
    the metal shield inside it fell off. I put that back on, but still
    nothing. It will always start with a jump though.

    I'm sure this is an easy one. Any advice?

    Thanks in advance. If I figure it out first, I'll post a follow up.
    sgathers, Oct 13, 2006

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    It would be terribly handy to know what year and mileage, but whatever.
    It's probably the terminals on the battery, or the other end where they
    attach to the starter and ground. The ground one is a common suspect.
    Slip them apart, clean and tighten everything, and if it doesn't help,
    test and replace the battery.

    'Curly Q. Links', Oct 13, 2006
  3. sgathers

    sgathers Guest

    Thanks I will give it a try.
    The body is a 1994 and I was told the engine is a 1995. The mileage is
    impossible to determine because the previous owner put a new Vtec in it
    even though it was a plain ol delsol before that. It is a major pain to
    buy parts for it. I ALWAYS have to go back to the store! :)
    sgathers, Oct 13, 2006
  4. sgathers

    safetyo Guest

    Battery might have bad cell, but start your trouble shooting with the
    battery anyway.
    safetyo, Oct 14, 2006
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