Question about 1995 Honda Civic
I replaced the distributor under warranty, and cannot adjust the ignition timing. It is not close, and there is a lot of pinging when accelerating. Also, the check engine code reads "check CYP." The CYP ohms at about 450 ohms.
Following to the Haynes manual, I jumped the diagnostic connector prior to running the engine to check the timing with a timing light. I later noticed that the Haynes book is the only place that calls for shorting the pins. Did I foul up the ECU by following those directions?
Dan Worried..(my friend's car, just trying to be nice!)
Pull the cap of the distributor,Rotate the engine to top dead center and see if the rotor is lined up with the # 1 plug wire.(if it's 180 degrees off the rotor button will be pointing directly opposite of the # plug wire location and will require pulling the distributor back out and turning the rotor button to line up with # 1 mark and manually turning the motor one full turn,and then reinstalling the distributor)If it is only slightly off you will need to pull the distributor and turn rotor counter clockwise just a little bit and reinstalling making sure the rotor is lined up with the # 1 wire.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
Welcome to Fixya! You should not have messed anything up as long as you followed the Instructions. It sounds like you may have a Bad Timing belt if you cannot get Close after all that work. I would replace the Timing Belt and you should be able to reset the Timing Pretty easy after that. Let me Know!
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
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Sounds like a distributor or timing issue, a common issue
with these cars sometimes. Our Civic LX was giving us the same codes, We
replaced the distributor and reset the timing... problem resolved. Not sure
about the 2005 Civic year model, the ignition system may have changed with the
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Fig. Fig. 2: The Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor rotor looks like a small gear in the lower distributor housing- CRV and 1995 Odyssey models
7. Check and reset the ignition timing as outlined below.
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If equipped with an automatic transaxle, place the shifter in Park or Neutral. If equipped with a manual transaxle place the shifter in Neutral. Make sure to apply the parking brake and block the drive wheels.
Fig. Fig. 1: The inductive lead of the timing light is placed around the No. 1 spark plug wire; and the light is aimed toward the marks on the crankshaft pulley.
Fig. Fig. 2: The red ignition timing mark on the crankshaft pulley is lined up with the pointer. The two small notches on either side of the red colored notch represent the plus (+) or minus (-) 2° increments. The white notch to the far right is Top Dead Center (TDC)
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