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1996 Civic:car stopped running, determined to have no ignition spark

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Ive heard quite a few times the distributor goes bad on these cars frequently. i would start there

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96 Honda Civic making a popping noise when I release the clutch and third gear

Reasons for popping noise:
Popping noise could occur due to the malfunction in the ignition system, leaky valves, weak cylinder compression, carbon accumulation in the combustion chamber or lean fuel.
1. Ignition system malfunction (Misfire).
- The ignition timing.
- Spark plug gaps.
- Use colder type spark plugs.
- Ignition module and ignition coil.
- Distributor cap and rotor.
- Spark plug high tension cords.
2. Cylinder compression:
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3. Fuel system (For lean state).
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No rpm smell gas

If you small gas on the spark plug, it's running rich. I would think your issue will be in your ignition. I would check the gap on the spark plug then check to see if it's getting a good spark. Then check your spark plug wires for cracks or corrosion on the terminals, and you can also use a DMM to check the resistance across the plug wire. Resistance should not exceed 0.3 oms. If that looks good then check your coil.

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1996 honda civic knocking in the engine /transmission

Knocking is produced due to the following reasons:
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Jan 18, 2014 | 1996 Honda Civic

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1996 honda civic isnt gettung any spark

Check for spark at coil. Also make sure cars' security system is off (that will also cut power to ignition)

Mar 25, 2011 | 1996 Honda Civic

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My 86 honda just stopped running.. It has gas and it tries to start what could it be?


If you have fuel then it can only be the ignition system, try checking for spark at the spark plug lead, if no spark then you need to check the ignition system for faults.

Hope this helps.



Sep 18, 2010 | 1986 Honda Civic

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Engine dies after running for half hour then will start after it

sounds like it's loosing spark, I suspect it may be the igniter unit in the distributer

May 31, 2010 | 1996 Honda Civic

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No spark on 96 civic changed distributer

If you have changed the plugs, wires, and distributor, then you should check to see if the coil is putting off a spark. you can do that with a wire grounding it to the engine. It is most likely the problem. If it is putting off a good spark, and your rotor button and distributor cap are good, then for some reason the computer is not telling the coil to put out a spark. On that new of a car, the ignition is electronically controlled.

Jan 24, 2010 | 1996 Honda Civic

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My 1998 honda civic ex wont start, I have tried changing the fuel filter, distributor cap and rotor, and air filter. It cranks but wont fire up... a couple days ago the car stopped running while my dad...

Make sure your distruibutor rotor in turning while cranking engine, if it is timing belt ok, more then likely your not getting spark to spark plugs check your ignition coil, but more then likely it's going to be your ignition module.

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1996 honda civic just stopped running, no warning. no spark.

Could be a half dozen causes, probably the crank angle sensor or throttle position sensor. Take it a mechanic, you need special tools to diagnose.

Dec 11, 2009 | 1996 Honda Civic

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I have a 90 honda civic it was running fine then died and wouldnt start. I am getting no spark, i changed the coil and the ignition modual but i still have no spark

Have you checked the ignitor on the car some of these have one mounted right next to the coil and they will stop it from getting fire. Also check cam and crank sensors and ensure they are sending out a signal.

Sep 22, 2009 | 1990 Honda Civic

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