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Old 25-Jul-2006, 05:17 PM
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car not starting...

0k i just got my hands on a 92 civic dx hatch... its been sitting in this dudes garage for about a year... when he went to go start it... it didnt.... so he was gonna throw it out and i told him id take it... .....

anyways does anyone know what it could be.... the car was fine before ... then it just sat there for a year and then it didn't work anymore....

anyways if anyone knows... let me know... thanx
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Old 25-Jul-2006, 05:55 PM
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i would guess the battery prolly died during storage for that long.
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Old 25-Jul-2006, 08:13 PM
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battery, and perhaps a tune-up... all fluid change, make sure the distributor is good, spark plugs, wires......
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Check the alternator too, what does it do when you try to start it? do any of the lights or anything work?
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Old 25-Jul-2006, 08:30 PM
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well first thing i thought was battery too... but it wasn't the battery... when i turn the key the car sounds like it wants to start tbut doesnt.... my uncles gonna come by hopefully some day soon and take a look at it..
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wants to start means...? Is it cranking??

Or does it just make a click sound? Click sound means battery generally, or just lack of battery power to get it going.

If cranking you need to check, Fuel/Spark/Timing.

I would say in that order too.. Easiest to hardest(time consuming).
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