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Car start problem

Old 28-Oct-2005, 11:37 AM
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Unhappy Car start problem

Hey guys hoping for some help

My civic is giving trouble starting - almost every morning for the past month (battery is good, alternator replaced last year)
what happens is I hear a click noise when i start the car... if I pop the clutch while I try to start, it turns fine and I'm off - it just seems its taking more effort as it gets colder.. also the car starts fine later in the day when I got to lunch from work...

any suggestions before I go to a mechanic (I would rather not get scammed into replacing a starter motor, if it could be something less expensive)

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Old 28-Oct-2005, 12:06 PM
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take your car to part source and get them to do a charging system test. It will tell you if its the battery, alternator or starter. And its FREE.
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Old 28-Oct-2005, 02:08 PM
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thanks for the info.. will do (and you said my favorite word - FREE!)
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Old 28-Oct-2005, 02:12 PM
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you may also go to Canadian Tire and they also test for free.

Part Source is owned by CT
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i refuse to tell anyone to go to CT for service, even if its free.
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