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Starters for Honda Civic

Taking your Honda Civic sedan for a drive can be a necessary experience. If your Civic wont start, though, that experience might quickly sour as you try to discover why your Civic doesnt have any go. Thats why keeping your Civics starter in good condition is important to always being ready to take off.

What types of starters are there for a Honda Civic?

Your Civic sedan depends on the crank to begin the internal combustion process. While there are several elements involved in the start-up of a Honda Civic Coupe, Hatchback, EX-L, and EX-T, the ignition is one that can quickly leave you stranded if its not working properly. If youve narrowed the problem down to the starter, replacement is an option.

It is important to note that the parts that make up the ignition can be purchased separately, either as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or aftermarket models. The other, more common option is to replace the entire crankshaft, which can also be found as either an OEM or aftermarket model for the sedan vehicle.

How do you replace a starter on a Honda Civic?

If you are having issues with your unit, but it hasnt completely quit yet, try starting your Civic without any accessories, such as the radio, HVAC, or navigation system, turned on. Since the sedan relies on the battery to provide power to crank the engine, any other power-drawing accessories will only place additional demand on the power source and make it more difficult for the battery to do its job.

This might not buy you a lot of time, but if your Honda is stranded in a parking lot, this could be the key to getting to a location where you can get the starter replaced without having to get a tow truck involved. Once youre somewhere you can safely have it replaced in your Honda, here is how to do it. These procedures will vary slightly depending on the model year of your Honda Civic.

  1. Disconnect the negative power cable, and then remove the air filter assembly by removing the bolts holding it in place.
  2. Remove the power connections to the starter motor by removing the bolts holding them in place.
  3. Remove the bolts holding the starter motor in place, and then slide it out from its port on the motor.
  4. Install the new unit by sliding it into the port on the vehicles motor and then re-installing the bolts holding it in place.
  5. Re-install the electrical connections on the unit, and then re-install the air filter assembly and re-connect the negative power cable. Test for proper operation.