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Car Won't Start
09-08-2002, 12:46 AM
I replaced the cap and rotor a couple of weeks ago and everything was running fine. I just pulled into a buddy's place tonight and the car died on me. Tried cranking and it turns over fine. Thought it might be the fuel, so I checked the lines. Good fuel flow. I checked the rotor and cap: no noticeable burns or looseness. Pulled a plug and looked for fire: NOTHING! The plugs were fouled with fuel as well and black. So I know it wasn't the plugs. Also, I bought new plugs and put one in. Didn't fire, either. I'll replace the cap and rotor again tomorrow, but just incase, what could the problem be if not the cap and rotor? I know there's not a coil unless it's built into the distributor. I hope that's not it.....
09-08-2002, 11:44 AM
check your plug wires. they could be burnt out. also is your motor getting a solid ground connection? remember that just because the motor is mounted to the engine doesn't meant that it is getting a reliable source of ground. are you using any aftermaket ignition?
09-08-2002, 03:26 PM
I tried replacing the coil with a unit from AutoZone. Still didn't have any spark. I figured that my ignition control unit must have gone bad, so I purchased the MSD 6AL ignition module to circumvent the stocker. Now I get fire from the plugs, but it's still not running. It'll turn over and almost start, but then die out again. I'm sure that fuel is good because the amount that's on the plugs and I can smell it each time I try and turn it over. Maybe my coil is still bad, but I returned the other one to AutoZone already. May have to buy another.
09-09-2002, 12:25 AM
possible dead battery?
09-09-2002, 12:31 AM
Have u tried to us at least 91 octane fuel??
09-09-2002, 03:13 AM
oh yeah, i forgot to add...try checking your compression as well. when i blew my compression rings my motor wouldn't turn over as well. check that to see if compression is normal and if it isn't then it's your rings. hmmm...but you did say that you had fuel in the combustion chamber. hmm...let me think it over again.
09-09-2002, 08:04 AM
I think you all are missing the point. First, I told you the engine would turn over, so you know it's not a dead battery. Second, I installed the turbo, so I ALWAYS run 93 octane or higher. Lastly, my engine turns over and gets fire, just doesn't keep running. Thanks for the help, but you're really not helping.
09-11-2002, 12:07 AM
didn't honda have a recall on ignitions on the 6g civics? i got a letter saying that just go in and you get new cap rotor plugs wires because there is a defect in some of the ignition components. could be your timing maybe? coulda got knocked off a couple degrees, or your timing belt broke.
09-11-2002, 01:24 PM
Do You have a Fuel Pressure Regulator attached to your fuel rail? If so, check to see that fuel is being delivered properly.
09-11-2002, 08:53 PM
Nope, neither of those. Had a new ignitor put in today with no luck. Still wouldn't start. So, I hooked up the MSD again and VIOLA! it started. It ran good up until the point I was coming back home when it started bucking and spitting backfire symptoms, then it died. Hasn't risen from the grave again yet. Going to try the original coil again.
09-18-2002, 10:58 PM
I think I know what I might be... If it bucked... Mine did that like hell when my first Dizzy froze. The Dizzy froze froze the intake came and the timing belt jumped 5 teeth. Needless to say I have bent valves. Fixed that got a new Dizzy. After finishing I drove it home and it bucked mad time like I lost all power. I mean F'in bad. turns out it was a bad wire in the dizzy. Take the cap off and the cover that goes around it. There are serveral wires going to the sensors. pull the plastic covers back off the terminal connectors and squeeze them with like pliers or wire cutters then that way the wires have a good connection. The wire that went bad on mine came from the main relay that gave power to the dizzy and bucked mad then go stop and go it was nuts. Check to see if the dizzy has power then try doing the internals on the distributor. Hope you get it runnin!!!!
02-23-2003, 11:20 PM
check your ignition fuse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
02-24-2003, 04:57 PM
If it were the ignition fuse than it wouldn't be running or bucking.
08-22-2004, 02:26 AM
Yeah i got a civic 00 si, i got the basics on them. but imma get to the point. alright. i bought a new msd6al ignition box i installed it. And. it fired up. My car started pretty good. and a month later. I decided to change my distributor cap with the MSD Modified cap so i can get rid of that weak internal coil. So i bought a new Blaster SS, tried to installed it. and it started fine. rpm was looking good on idle. and i test drove it around the block. first STOP sign i stopped into. my car died out on me. i mean DEAD. i started the car back up. and it was jerking. but it was running. Ever a time when u had like one of ur spark plug is not working. It was just like that. I got the car home slowly. CHeck was wrong with it. Start it up again. it won't start nomore. SO if anyone know how to fix my problem. it give me a holler.
ps. i'm using jacobs electronic wires 8.5mm and platinum 4 sparkplugs.
im not sure. if i can use platinums with msd. but i ask the guy in Kreagan.he sayz it should be fine.
things i dont have. i dont have a high-flo cat. which i think i should.low on budget. uknow. Don't have fuel rail , and adjustable fuel regulator.
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