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2009 Civic is my son's car he will be leaving for Afganistan soon. I am keeping his car for him until he comes back, I can't get it to start at all for two days, it wants to kick over but just won't start. I am reading alot of the postings and it appears these complaints are more of no kick over at all. I have tried to wait to try to start it letting all the lights and buzz's come on and still will not start.
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^^^ When it fails to start is the green key icon flashing by chance ?? (immobilzer)
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2009 Civic is my son's car he will be leaving for Afganistan soon. I am keeping his car for him until he comes back, I can't get it to start at all for two days, it wants to kick over but just won't start. I am reading alot of the postings and it appears these complaints are more of no kick over at all. I have tried to wait to try to start it letting all the lights and buzz's come on and still will not start.
Have you tried jumping it? Yes, our complaints are more of a no kick, intermittent problem.
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Also,
Is the green key light supposed to flash a few times after you turn off the car and remove the key?
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Is the green key light supposed to flash a few times after you turn off the car and remove the key?
Yes.
It is explained in the owners manual.
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I bought a new 2010 civic sedan sport - automatic transmission. The same day that I drove it off the lot, I was questioning its performance. As a result, I returned to the dealer with my concerns. At that time, there seemed to be transmission issues. Of course, nothing was found... I have owned this car going on three years now, and for two of them, there has been a starting issue... The battery has been tested, the alternator, has been tested, and a software update has been made... I also left my overnight, so the dealer could experience the starting problem... Nothing discovered!.. The service desk associate suggested that I turn the key to the on position, wait until all the gauges are set in place before turning it over... Seriously? I have NEVER had to operate a vehicle using this method before - let alone a brand new one! Would the Honda sales representatives share this information with an interested buyer while making the deal? "Oh, by the way... You must turn the key, wait for 1 minute, then start the car. It should start then" I DON'T THINK SO. I am extremely frusterated and disappointed with Honda. I believe in the quality of their brand; however, i am being let down. I have contacted customer service about the starting problem, wo they could assist me in solving it. Unfortunately, customer service connected with the dealer that I am associated with to find out there hasn't been a problem detected. My next appraoch will be to record a live attempt of me starting the vehicle to bring forth to the dealer and to leave the car with them until it is repaired. Wish me luck!
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I have a Honda Civic 2010 (expired warranty), 35,000 miles. I have a similar problem. All diag tests reveal that alternator and battery are just fine. My key is a year old, and the only key on the ring. I get no dash warnings. Car just won't turn over. I can't start the car every couple of weeks. (intermittent) Diags suggest that the electronics are draining the battery faster than I can charge the battery, but this is a guess. No correlation between temp outside and ability to start. The car could be running for 15 miles, turn it off, then can't start it. Two jumps so far in one month: 15-min wait fixed the 2nd occurrence (radio still worked); jump fixed the first occurrence (radio still worked). I drive the car every 3 days for about 30 miles a day. Everyone will sell me a new battery, but none of the mechanics believe the battery is the problem. They don't know what the problem is. The workaround is - drive the car more often and keep radio/heater/AC off for the first 15 minutes. I'm told to buy a trickle charger. Really?

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I have a Honda Civic 2010 (expired warranty), 35,000 miles. I have a similar problem. All diag tests reveal that alternator and battery are just fine. My key is a year old, and the only key on the ring. I get no dash warnings. Car just won't turn over. I can't start the car every couple of weeks. (intermittent) Diags suggest that the electronics are draining the battery faster than I can charge the battery, but this is a guess. No correlation between temp outside and ability to start. The car could be running for 15 miles, turn it off, then can't start it. Two jumps so far in one month: 15-min wait fixed the 2nd occurrence (radio still worked); jump fixed the first occurrence (radio still worked). I drive the car every 3 days for about 30 miles a day. Everyone will sell me a new battery, but none of the mechanics believe the battery is the problem. They don't know what the problem is. The workaround is - drive the car more often and keep radio/heater/AC off for the first 15 minutes. I'm told to buy a trickle charger. Really?
After 3 days when it won't start: Has the battery actually been drained of its electricity?

Or does the battery still have plenty of juice, but there is a bad connection somewhere? (I'm guessing it is this one since you say it can happen after sitting 15 minutes.)

Follow the battery negative cable to the attaching point on the frame. Take that apart (10mm bolt) and clean the rust and corrosion off of the cable end, the bolt, and I like to remove some of the paint from the body so the cable can contact clean, shiny metal. Coat it all in grease (I use dielectric), and reassemble.

I like to do the same thing for the other ground cable that goes from the body to the transmission while I'm in there. Both ends.

Report back here if this solves your problem.

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there is this weird situation with my Honda 2007 CRV when starting. It sounds like the battery is dead because when starting the car is slowly cranking the engine and is draining slower and slower, but the battery is actually fully charged. My Next guess is that the alternator is bad. but No when the car runs the alternator is charging at around 14 volts. My next suspicion is that the starter is possibly going bad.But my common sense tells me that a starter is either good or bad. If its not the starter and not tha battery and not the alternator, what could possibly explain its sluggish starting behavior lately? Also, another clue is that when the car runs for extended time, if I turn it off and then crank it, it chirps to life without hesitation.

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when starting the car is slowly cranking the engine and is draining slower and slower, but the battery is actually fully charged. My Next guess is that the alternator is bad. but No when the car runs the alternator is charging at around 14 volts.
That's a funny looking Civic you've got there...no matter though.

How do you know the battery is fully charged? Have you tested it with a load meter? This would be my #1 suspicion and a dying battery can take an alternator with it as the alternator will end up constantly charging a dying battery. The two almost go hand in hand. I don't know where you live but it's funny as the mercury drops how threads like this start to pop up.

I myself had exactly the same thing happen just as the colder fall overnight temps were starting this year but knowing the drill immediately changed my battery after the first slow crank so I didn't have to shell out for an alternator as well (been down this road many times over the years) . Everything has been fine for me since changing out the battery (6 weeks ago).

I would almost guarantee it's a dying battery but go get it load tested right away before you spend any money on anything...

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2007 CRV when starting. It sounds like the battery is dead because when starting the car is slowly cranking the engine
There's an awful lot of the 2.4 engines that crank slow like this....

We have replaced starters in several of the 2.4 engines (Accord/CRV/Element) for sloooow cranking (and sometimes won't crank at all), sounds exactly like a weak battery but battery is in good shape while this is happening.

CRV is a PITA to change the starter in IMO....
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I bought my Honda Civic 2010 used...has about 18,000 miles on it. It won't start, no lights, no sound, no nothing. Tested the battery and it's good. What could the problem be?
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Poor connection at battery terminals, poor connection at major grounding points. Open large amperage fuse open from bungled jump start attempt.
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Pics of the battery negative cable attachment point, these do seem to rust and corrode:



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there is this weird situation with my Honda 2007 CRV when starting. It sounds like the battery is dead because when starting the car is slowly cranking the engine and is draining slower and slower, but the battery is actually fully charged. My Next guess is that the alternator is bad. but No when the car runs the alternator is charging at around 14 volts. My next suspicion is that the starter is possibly going bad.But my common sense tells me that a starter is either good or bad. If its not the starter and not tha battery and not the alternator, what could possibly explain its sluggish starting behavior lately? Also, another clue is that when the car runs for extended time, if I turn it off and then crank it, it chirps to life without hesitation.

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Have your electrical I switched my pump ,relay, cam, posion sensor and it turned out to be a wire from a harnes that powers the ignition ,fuel pump relay and pump. I just bought the harnes for about $25 and didn't have to worry about looking for the exact wire and I look at the problem as a tune up if it wasn't for that happening I wouldn't of got half of the thing that I replaced for new bit glad I fixed it and hope. U get it fixed too

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Very grrr with my 2010 civic. Out of blue it just wouldn't start. Had battery checked, was good but was told alternator was going out. Put new alternator in everything good for about a week and then car won't start again. Again , had battery and alternator tested both good. Started unhooking the negative terminal from battery every time I turned the car off and hooking it back up. This worked but got very old so bought another battery. All was well for a week and now won't start again. Tried turning the key to the II and waiting for the noise to stop before attempting to start, tried using just single key, valet key nothing worked. Green key light flashes for a second but does not stay on and previously before new battery when car wouldn't start the entire car was black. No dash lights, dome lights, couldn't use key entry, wouldn't turn over just nothing. Now with the new battery I'm able to use key entry all the usual sounds and lights come on when open the door, dash lights but there is a loud almost humming noise from the stereo maybe even if the stereo is off. One try I will get the clicking noise when key is trying to turn over other times nothing at all. Also noticed that when I use the remote key system to lock or unlock the car, which is always, that it no longer flashes the lights or honks the horn when I push the button to lock it. Weird. Also,before the alternator was replaced the ac just stopped blowing like it should on each 1,2,3 etc setting. No longer blows at full blast, in fact the full blast is more like #1. Heard a unfamiliar noise coming from under the hood almost like something had too much pressure and just let out some steam, most likely from the ac hose/cap. Also sounded like it shot out the eughaust. Very odd strong smoke blew out of the vents in car and Car idles extremely rough almost to the point I think it's going to die esp when I come to a stop. Is there any way a leak or malfunction in ac syatem could cause a pull on my battery? Has anyone experience Any of the million issues I've listed here? Just a push in the right direction would be awesome. Thanks
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Very grrr with my 2010 civic. Out of blue it just wouldn't start. Had battery checked, was good but was told alternator was going out. Put new alternator in everything good for about a week and then car won't start again. Again , had battery and alternator tested both good. Started unhooking the negative terminal from battery every time I turned the car off and hooking it back up. This worked but got very old so bought another battery. All was well for a week and now won't start again. Tried turning the key to the II and waiting for the noise to stop before attempting to start, tried using just single key, valet key nothing worked. Green key light flashes for a second but does not stay on and previously before new battery when car wouldn't start the entire car was black. No dash lights, dome lights, couldn't use key entry, wouldn't turn over just nothing. Now with the new battery I'm able to use key entry all the usual sounds and lights come on when open the door, dash lights but there is a loud almost humming noise from the stereo maybe even if the stereo is off. One try I will get the clicking noise when key is trying to turn over other times nothing at all. Also noticed that when I use the remote key system to lock or unlock the car, which is always, that it no longer flashes the lights or honks the horn when I push the button to lock it. Weird. Also,before the alternator was replaced the ac just stopped blowing like it should on each 1,2,3 etc setting. No longer blows at full blast, in fact the full blast is more like #1. Heard a unfamiliar noise coming from under the hood almost like something had too much pressure and just let out some steam, most likely from the ac hose/cap. Also sounded like it shot out the eughaust. Very odd strong smoke blew out of the vents in car and Car idles extremely rough almost to the point I think it's going to die esp when I come to a stop. Is there any way a leak or malfunction in ac syatem could cause a pull on my battery? Has anyone experience Any of the million issues I've listed here? Just a push in the right direction would be awesome. Thanks
Maybe the AC clutch relay is stuck on, it's killing the battery overnight and causing the compressor to run when it shouldn't.
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there is this weird situation with my Honda 2007 CRV when starting. It sounds like the battery is dead because when starting the car is slowly cranking the engine and is draining slower and slower, but the battery is actually fully charged. My Next guess is that the alternator is bad. but No when the car runs the alternator is charging at around 14 volts. My next suspicion is that the starter is possibly going bad.But my common sense tells me that a starter is either good or bad. If its not the starter and not tha battery and not the alternator, what could possibly explain its sluggish starting behavior lately? Also, another clue is that when the car runs for extended time, if I turn it off and then crank it, it chirps to life without hesitation.

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It's interesting a point you made. I have a 2007 Civic lx and I have the same issues. The last few winters when it was cold, it was really bad. So I got a new battery about a month ago and now I notice it doing it a lot. Even in the summer. For a while, it would make a buzzing or grinding sound when starting it. It doesn't do that anymore. The weird thing is once you get it to crank and drive say 15 minutes and turn it off; it will crank right back up with zero issues. I've tried the 2 position and waited for the fuel pump to crank as well and sometimes it works. Sometimes it wont. I can count on the car after sitting like 6 plus hours that it will have a hard time starting. I have a friend who is a Honda tech and he claims he's never heard of the issue. He just did a battery and alternator check for me and both came back as great. I'm at a total loss with what the issue is.
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It's interesting a point you made. I have a 2007 Civic lx and I have the same issues. The last few winters when it was cold, it was really bad. So I got a new battery about a month ago and now I notice it doing it a lot. Even in the summer. For a while, it would make a buzzing or grinding sound when starting it. It doesn't do that anymore. The weird thing is once you get it to crank and drive say 15 minutes and turn it off; it will crank right back up with zero issues. I've tried the 2 position and waited for the fuel pump to crank as well and sometimes it works. Sometimes it wont. I can count on the car after sitting like 6 plus hours that it will have a hard time starting. I have a friend who is a Honda tech and he claims he's never heard of the issue. He just did a battery and alternator check for me and both came back as great. I'm at a total loss with what the issue is.
Sounds like it is going to need a starter.
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You know what? It's not just you
I have a Honda Civic 2005 amd it's being doing the same thing.
The answers in here helped a little
I'm going to try that.
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Sounds like it is going to need a starter.
I think your right. It sounds like about 80 percent of these issues are solved with a new starter. The car is 10 years old now, so I figure it's probably the issue.
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