Put bad gas in my car about two nights ago (bout a gallon) ran fine then started acting up. put two gallons of good gas in and still ran ****. changed the spark plugs and disconnected the battery bc the check engine light came on when i was driving. reconnected the battery and now i have no spark the fuel pump comes on but thier is no spark can u help me.
If the car has over 100,000 miles on it, you may need to replace the distributer. I don't think the bad gas caused this issue I think it may just be a coincdence. But if you already changed the plugs, wires, distributor cap, and rotor, I would definetly check the distributor.
If you put bad gas and the trouble just started then, then its the bad gas that caused it. what kind of bad gas are you referring? dirty? diesel? low octane? You may have clogged the the strainers in the fuel pump(inside the tank) or the fuel filters. If its dirty gas, change immediately the fuel filter. you don't want dirty particles getting into your fuel injectors they are more expensive to replace. You may even have to evacuate and clean the bad gas you put in the gas tank. If its bad octane but clean you may have a fouling plugs. still drain the tank off the bad gas. You won't get immediate result if just by adding good octane fuel.
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Check the fuse for the fuel pump, if blown replace it. If it is good. turn the key on and put your ear to the gas tank, you should hear a humming from the fuel pump, if it is not making any sound then the pump is probably bad. If it is pumping then your fuel filter must be plugged.
Whenever I have worked on old Hondas with no spark,they have always gotten a salvege yard distributer ....they were well known for going bad inside,whether its a coil or ignition module or whatever inside distributer,the easiest fix is to replace whole thing...good luck...lee
Good chance that even on 4 gallons it may not start I would try for more, prime the fuel pump several times by turning the key on and leaving it on for around 5 seconds then shutting it off and repeating, obviously not trying to start. I've had cases where even small FWD cars won't start even on 4 gallons on a 12 gallon tank. The newer fuel pumps are a closed system that only allow a small portion of fuel into the pump housing to keep contamination down. Let me know if after adding a few more gallons it won't start we will trouble shoot from there. Thank you for using fixya.com
Try checking the snorkel tube between the air cleaner and the intake. Open the hood, and have a friend try to rev the engine, and watch the tube...my '92's was collapsing and starving the engine, couldn't get more than 3500-4000 rpm. Could also be a fuel pump problem like low pressure or bad line.