2003 honda civic cranks but wont start why????

Asked by Jan 01, 2017 at 05:00 PM about the 2003 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

alternator has been making a loud and long squealing noise from alternator for
quite some time even when car is all warm up too so wife decides to take car
to work. end of day started her car to come home sat for about 1 or 2 mins
then all of a sudden engine just stops running. took car home thought that it
was timing belt that might of jumped TDC it also car cranks but just wont start.
what i have done is bought new timing belt, new serpentine belt, new
alternator, new battery, new starter, new fuel injectors, new relays, fuel pump is
still good u can hear it prim but it cranks and wont start still i'm stuck....NEED
HELP ASAP!!!!   

5 Answers


If you have a new serpentine belt and still have squealing maybe an idler wheel is seized up.

i havent had the squealing after i put in the new alternator but it just wont start thats my biggest problem right now it cranks but wont start.

and what is the idler wheel located and what does it look like?

Its ur dizzy

Have you figured it what's going on? Because I have a 2003 Honda Civic DX and it's doing the same shit you're saying idk what else to do myself

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

CarGurus has 4,668 nationwide Civic listings starting at $2,250.

Postal Code:

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Jonathan Ford
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
39 Great Deals out of 1,646 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Corolla
107 Great Deals out of 4,195 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Civic Coupe
34 Great Deals out of 1,012 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Camry
41 Great Deals out of 2,128 listings starting at $2,450
Used Honda CR-V
100 Great Deals out of 4,196 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Altima
40 Great Deals out of 1,214 listings starting at $1,600
Used Hyundai Elantra
77 Great Deals out of 4,015 listings starting at $2,990
Used Mazda MAZDA3
47 Great Deals out of 2,962 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford Mustang
35 Great Deals out of 1,236 listings starting at $3,995
Used Honda Accord Coupe
13 Great Deals out of 253 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Focus
50 Great Deals out of 2,631 listings starting at $2,500
Used Volkswagen Jetta
105 Great Deals out of 2,925 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Honda Civic EX For Sale
74 listings starting at $16,980
2015 Honda Civic EX For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 166 listings starting at $11,995
2014 Honda Civic EX For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 231 listings starting at $9,795

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.