Sudden loss of acceleration. . The 2003 Honda CR-V car makes a clicking noise but won't start If you turn the key to the "Start" position, but the engine won't crank; all you hear is a single click or repeated clicking coming from the engine compartment. 5 3471 3. . 4 inches, but the Civic's basic architecture has not changed for this new generation, though Honda made various tweaks and added extra adhesive to stiffen the structure.