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97 honda civic wont start.

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.

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  • joshcu01 Jun 02, 2008

    ok changed the distributer and now the check engine light came back on. and the car runs fine for about 10 then every time u stop at a light. when u take back off the car starts to bugg down and then it takes off. it does that every time. and ive been runniing 93 octane in it.

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    ¿ como cambio los cubre-polvo de los palieres ?

  • Elliot Jimenez
    Elliot Jimenez May 11, 2010

    How many miles does it have on it?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    2001 neon was running sluggishly, had spark plugs changed and it ran like new for about 1000 km. now problem is coming back, especially when I first take off. Have to take my foot off the gas and accelerate slower. In park it also isn't steady when I step on the gas and leave it in one place. What might be doing this? My mechanic said it was the wrong spark plugs before and put in new ones, like I said it ran good for about 1000km and then started again.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    truck tryes to start but wont spins over easy right front spark plug has fryed electrode just put new plugs in a week ago ang it still ran ruff

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    vehicle has compression

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    ran out of gas put one gallon in and now it wont start

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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.

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    Elliot Jimenez Jun 05, 2008

    Check to make sure the firing order is correct. this can be easily mixed up when changing a distributer.

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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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