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Wont start Hay guys, im having a nightmare with my civic. PLEASE HELP!! i got a 1996 1.4i Honda civic was driving it one day i was in 4th gear then all of a sudden it just lost all power and cut out. it tries to start but just wont fire up. it has spark so plugs and distributer are fine, the fuel pump is working fine fuel is getting to the rail ok, ive changed the injectors but still no joy. Any ideas on what it could be, where its located and how to resolve it? i have some knowledge with cars but not a great deal. Thanks guys hope to here be soon.

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  • Clinty27 May 15, 2009

    Hi there thanks for reply do you mean the whole distributor or the distributor cap?

    Thanks

  • Clinty27 May 15, 2009

    Hi there thanks for reply do you mean the whole distributor or the distributor cap?

    Thanks

  • Clinty27 May 20, 2009

    Hey guys, I went out and got a brand new distributor and its still doing the same thing. im ripping my hair out at the moment dont know whats going on with it. Could the timing have slipped at all or maybe a fault with the ECU?

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Sound like a bad main relay, If the distributor is good as you said then the main relay is at fault. This relay control the injector pulse. To check to make sure that the injectors aren't working by using a can of intake cleaner, spay intake cleaner into throttle body and try to start vehicle it should start temporarily and cut back off when cleaner burns out. This relay is located under the dash just below steering column. It looks like a brownish box and has a plug connected to it and it bolted up under there.,http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/mainrelaylocation/7-main_relay_closeup.jpg Good luck nd thanks for using FIX YA

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Check the ignition switch, not the key but the electrical switch the key moves, they are notorious for this problem of no power to ignition system. here is the part

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    yadayada May 20, 2009

    did u test the ignition switch?

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You need a new distributor. There is a pick-up inside the distributor that fails and causes this problem, a head scratcher because you get a weak spark, but it's at the wrong time and too weak. You can get the complete new distributor fairly cheap on Ebay or any autoparts store. I promise this is your problem, I've seen it too many times to count.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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    Dave C May 15, 2009

    Sorry for the late response, the site didn't send me a notice that you replied.

    You need the whole darn distributor. They are on Ebay new for about $100.
    The problem is inside the distributor. There are three hall-effect pick-ups in these things and if one goes bad, you'll get the symptom that makes you think it's about to start, but it never ever will and you'll go nuts trying to do other stuff that has already been suggested, like the main relay...it can't be that because you said the fuel pump is running and you have spark. It can't be the ignition switch because it provides power to those things as well. Don't get me wrong, those other things are notoriously problematic, but you need the whole distributor. It will come complete with a new coil, module, cap and rotor.


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    Dave C May 20, 2009

    If you changed the distributor, you disturbed the timing and it must be reset before you can say this didn't work. Find someone that can do this for you.

    Why did you replace the injectors?

    You have given someone a fixya rating, does this mean it was fixed for a week and is broken again?

    What exactly is the fuel pressure reading that you're getting?


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