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91 Civic DX cutss off after start.

I have a 1991 Civic DX (5Spd). Recently, I started my car, and then it shut off about 1 second later. I tried again, and got the same result. I fired a 3rd time and got it to start. It runs normal after that. It has been doing this for a few days. Any ideas? Bad/Clogged injectors, spark plugs, alternator? Thanks for any help!

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  • robthievez51 Feb 16, 2009

    Hmmm, I will take your advice. I started by adding FI cleaner, then I am going to replace my plugs tomorrow...we will see...I will keep this updated. Thanks!

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I own several cars, and do repairs all the time. And one thing i know it can be just about anything. But narrowing it down from what your saying, your solution is on the right path. I would start out with the least expensive work. Test your injectors, sparkplugs, and alternator for voltage. Go get a volt meter. or take it to auto zone or murrays they do free diagnostics on all those parts. Always check before you replace. Than replace the weak links. Which will usually take you to another component. Do sparkplug change,oilchange, flush your radiator if it leads to it--the whole works. it's normally a minor problem.

if you hear a click and it's off-it's part of the ignition and starting system. At somepoint there isnt enough juice to get the fuel and spark to combust.

if you have battery life before turning car on-- check your alternator. YOu could possibly be running off your battery. After a while the car starts and the alternator charges up from the battery and allows it to run. but if it's dead than you will have starting problems and possible shut off at random times.

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