I need help trouble shooting my honda civic. It will not start.
I was driving it earlier today and I went to drive it again when it would not start. I'm glad I was at home when it decided to quit.
Turning the key goes normally until I try to get it to start.
Upon the regular engine starting key turn area the dash lights dim and there maybe a single 'tch sound or no sound at all coming from the engine block.
Under the hood I noticed that the right battery terminal with the big red rubber cover was heavily corroded. So I attempted to remove the corrosion.
I noticed that there was a wire that goes from the terminal to the
pump motor relay that was not connected.
I attempted to see if having this wire connected to the terminal would change my outcomes but I could not get it screwed onto the terminal as it once was as the screw in the terminal is heavily corroded and I'll need to get a hammer or something to bang it off.
I rested it on what was left of the screw in the terminal to see if a connection could be made and tried to start it again however there was no noticeable difference.
What should be my next trouble shooting step?
Wow, thanks for the good advice!
I borrowed a battery charger and charged the battery. It took around 15 minutes to charge, upon trying to start it again I did get a few clicks as if the starter was trying to go but the engine did not start.
I ended up push starting the car as I was out of town and I needed to get back into the city. While I was driving the engine seemed to struggle when idling with the A/C on.
I think I'll replace the battery and see if that resolves the issue.