Honda Civic 2008 does not start


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Old 09-19-15, 04:31 PM
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Honda Civic 2008 does not start

Hi everyone,

I have a 2008 Honda Civic that will not start, unless upon boosting.

I checked the battery, which is fine. The voltage on the alternator is correct, but it seems that the battery does not charge.

Would anyone be able to help me as to the possible solution to this?

Thank you very much,

GM
 
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You need a new battery. Is the original battery in the car now?
 
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Old 09-19-15, 05:55 PM
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Ahem, well, thing number 1 to do is to check battery cables. Specifically, terminals.
Do they look like this:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...21.t_QPCWKwclA

As then no charge from alternator will get to battery and no voltage from battery to starter.
 
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No, lol they are all clean...no corrosion
 
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No battery was replaced in 2013
 
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A lot of times it's the ground strap from the chassis/body over to the engine that gets all 5h1tt3d up.
 
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And the battery could still be bad. Get it started and fully charged and then have it checked at a garage/parts store where they'll put a load tester on it.
 
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If your car won't start (turn over) and you put jumper cables on it and it starts then you either have a bad battery of a bad connection on the battery.
 
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If your car won't start (turn over) and you put jumper cables on it and it starts
I agree with this if BOTH jumper cables are placed on the battery terminals, which is typically how it's done.

BUT... sometimes the NEGATIVE cable is clamped onto the engine or the body when jumping, and in this case, it could still be a bad cable.

I checked the battery, which is fine.
HOW did you check the battery? If you only measured the voltage, and did not LOAD TEST it as 'tow guy' suggested, then you did not test the battery, and it may not be "fine".
 
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OP, do simple. Borrow a known good battery, replace one in your car with that one, and if car starts right away - well, you got your answer. It's a feasible step before forking all the big bucks for a battery. Them and tire prices went nuts lately.
 
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Thanks everyone for your help...I brought the battery to be tested at a garage and they said it was faulty so got new battery at no charge since warranty was still valid.
 
 

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