Won't Start 1998 Honda Civic EX 4 cl - 5 speed. Has plenty of start power but won't turn over. Could it be a distributor cap problem or a fuel pump. I have tried to push start, it has gas, stuck and...
I'm not sure what you mean by plenty of start power, but I'll try my best to explain things. If this doesn't help, reply back with answers to the following questions:
-Do the belts in the engine move when you try to start it?
-Do you hear any noises when you try to start it? (a single click, repeated clicking like a machine gun, etc)
-Do the lights on the dashboard stay illuminated when you try to start it, or do the flicker?
If the car will not turn over, it is usually a lack of electrical power (discharged battery), a failed starter solenoid (the switch that supplies power to the starter), or the starter motor itself. The only "non electrical" problem would be if the engine itself was seized.
If the engine turns over (the camshaft turns), then yes, it could be a distributor cap, ignition coil, ignition coil wire(s), or fuel pump, just to name a few. Your best bet would be to get a service manual for your specific model Honda and follow the troubleshooting guide in it. This will prevent you from throwing money away on parts that may not need to be replaced.
I hope this helps! Good luck!
Mar 06, 2010 |
1998 Honda Accord