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I've a 93 and have had what sounds like the same problem, that is the ignition turns on but when the key is turned further to start the engine it does not always crank the engine. In my case it was the ignition switch and being one not to through money away I took it all apart and cleaned the switch contacts and it's been fine for the past four/five years. ...
The clicking sound on cranking is usually a strong indication of a weak battery that needs replacement. This is also corroborated by the fact that the lights don't work. If the vehicle can be jump-started it will confirm that the battery isn't charged. Have the battery tested if this is the case and replaced if need be.
Relay is here: That's in the driver's footwell. I believe it's above the fuse box, around the hood open latch. There's a plastic cover over the relays you'll have to pull off. There's one for the relays and one for the fuse box. It should just pull out and the new one can be popped right in. You'll have to pull hard.
The "sometimes cranks, sometimes starts" description sounds like there are two issues present at the same time. My recommended strategy would be to address the intermittent cranking first. Intermittent starting could be something as simple as a bad battery as Anarach explains. With intermittent cranking, the culprit could be a bad starter motor but since ...
The following could be the reason for your car not starting, based on the symptoms you have stated. Car does not crank at all Drained/Dead battery ,Try Jump starting the car, if it starts then it can be the battery, the electrical come on since they don't use as much electricity as the starter motor. Check the cable ends which connect the starter and the ...
I would suggest it's actually the battery which is at fault. A good battery should register about 13.1-13.5vdc when fully charged. When down to the low 12vdc region (and dropping into 11vdc area during attempted start), the battery really isn't at a good point as far as a charge goes. I'd take it to a parts store and have them load test it for you. They can ...
I'm pretty sure there was a recall for the ignition switch on your car. My 2002 Civic had this same problem, and that was the component causing the issue. TLDR: Inspect/replace the ignition switch.
I had the same problem with my 2004 chevrolet malibu classic. I replaced the oxygen sensor, crank sensor, fuel pump, and thermostat. Come to find out, it was my computer module. If your check engine light do not come on and you continue to have a "no start" problem, it may be your computer module.
It's the secondery ingnition system. It is getting damp and is missfiring at ether the coil. the wire or spark plug boot or even a cracked spark plug itself. The next dry night spray a fine mist of water at these componets when its running and you will see the high energey arc or spark at the point of High Kv leakage.
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