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Experience:  ASE certified in Brakes, Electrical, HVAC, and Engine Performance. Currently a lead diagnostic Technician.
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I have a 2003 honda civic and when i went to start today it

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I have a 2003 honda civic and when i went to start today it started clicking an all the cages went crazy. I check the batt voltage it was at 12.53 volts. So my boyfriend replaced the started but still doing the same thing, any help?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  justinsbg replied 1 year ago.


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Typically when you turn the key to start the vehicle and dash lights flicker and that sort of thing it means that there isn't sufficient battery voltage available to operate all the necessary systems on the car. More than likely the battery is insufficient. You can put the meter on the battery and watch the voltage while you turn the key to start. The battery might be at 12.5 while not turning the key, but I'd be willing to be the voltage drops significantly when turning the key. Try to jump start the vehicle and see if that will get it going.

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