How to get my car started?
November 4, 2012 9:47 AM Subscribe
I know very little about cars. So why won't mine start?
posted by nurgle to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total)
I have a 97 Honda Civic Del Sol Si. Last week, I replaced the battery. Several things are occurring, which make me think it's the alternator, or perhaps not:
With the keys in the ignition, the electrical system will turn on, the radio will play, the power windows work, etc. However, power will slowly get weaker (windows slow down, etc.)
If given a jump, the car will run fine. If I jump it, I can drive around no problem.
Once I turn the car off after the engine is running, it will not start. The car will attempt to turn over, but it will be extremely sluggish and not have enough juice to turnover.
When I jump the car and attempt to charge it for 40 or so minutes via a jump to another car, it does nothing to charge up the battery.
So, does this sound like an alternator issue? Relay? Something else?
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