I have a slightly puzzling problem. My 1997 Civic won't crank. I turn
the key, hear the click from under the hood and I get NOTHING.
At first, I thought the starter was going bad, because I could get it to
crank after several tries, then it stopped. Well, I changed the starter
today, and NOTHING. When I turn the key I hear the click from under the
hood, the fuel pump whirring, but I don't even get a crank out of the
It shouldn't be the battery, because it reads at 12.6 volts AND was
purchased in September 2008. Also, I don't get the classic lights go
out issue when I turn the key. It doesn't appear to be the clutch
safety switch because I get a different behavior when the clutch is
pressed in versus the clutch being all the way out. All connections at
the battery are solid, and the battery to chassis and engine to chassis
have nice clean connections.
I am worried it may be ECU related which will suck :(