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My 91 civic lx wont start the i was told it was the main relay so i bought a new one and replaced the old one...the battery is brand new too...the car turns over but does not start...i hear the 3 clicks when i turn the key but i wont start...i dont know what else it would be none of the fuses are blown and i am getting fuel through the gas lines and through the just wont start...and the spark plugs are fine i amd getting spark but nothing else will happen it only turns over

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  • toedt Nov 07, 2008

    could it possibly be the starter? or would it be something as simple as u said

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    no voltage from the ignition switch

  • toedt Nov 12, 2008

    ok i would like to add something else...i realized that the check engine light doesnt even come on...could the bulb that lights it up be blown out or is it something else pertaining to why my car wont start

  • toedt Dec 01, 2008

    i cant seem to get it started i checked everything that u guys said to friend that works on hondas said it could be the timing belt?

  • Shacool2 Dec 02, 2008

    yeah I have the same problem! HEEEEELLPP!!!! Oil and battery lights come on but no engine light. It has a new battery, and I got a new starter two months ago. Last oil change was earlier this month, new fuel filter two months ago. Sounds like it wants to turn over but just won't every three or five clicks like described. Sounds like it's laughing at me! :(

    1991 Honda Civic LX 4-door

  • toedt Dec 03, 2008

    yea tell me about it ways what else would u think it could be? cuz im running out of things that could be wrong with it

  • Shacool2 Dec 06, 2008

    I checked the timing belt earlier today and it isn't the problem. All the teeth are there and all things seem to be running right. Could it be the alternator? I just don't know. I can only go off what people say to check and disassemble using the nifty how to guides provided on the internet.

  • toedt Dec 08, 2008

    so i brought it to an auto shop...and with in 15 minutes of it being there they called me and knew what was up...i was getting no they put in a new distributor and now it runs great.

    GOOD LUCK with ur car

  • dongordon102 Dec 31, 2008

    1991 honda civic stick, won't start, how do you check the timingbelt? Engine turns over but sounds like not enough compression to start.

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    1991 civic dx. We've replaced the battery, dist. cap & solenoid. Still won't turn over. It was running fine, I tried to start it, it cranks but won't start.Help!

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    have new battery but still not starting when you turn key on as if no petrol but then starts and then runs

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    car is getting fuel and spark but wont start, fuel pump doesnt come on with the ignition but it works if i run straight power, still dont know why it wont start, can you help please?



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Do you hear fuel pump turn on? Turn the key to the start, but not all the way, you should here it hum. I have a 91 hatchback and it's right under the backseat. If you hear it, it could be your computer. My car would turn, crank, fuel pump. I finally swapped it w/a friends and it started up just fine. It's still going too. Hope it helps.

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If you are getting spark to the plugs, (and assuming nothing has happened to screw up the timing of the spark), the only thing that would cause the car not to start is that you are not getting fuel into the cylinders. You can check this by squirting some ether into the air intake of the engine. You can get some start spray at an auto parts store.


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    I do not feel like it is the starter. You say "the car turns over but does not start" The starters only function is to turn the engine over. when that happens, if you have spark at the plugs and fuel injected into the engine, it will start.

    Good Luck Loringh


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1991 Honda civic 4cyl stick, won't start, turns over but sounds like when starter is engaged no compression to start. Could it be the timing belt?

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