Question about 1997 Honda Civic

1 Answer

1997 honda civic wont start

I was driving and the car stalled at a light. Then , it wouldn't restart. It is getting spark and it has fuel. What could be the problem?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    I drove to work.The car sat for 6 hours. When I went to start it, it wouldn't start. The battery was charged with no luck. I had no headlights, interior lights, radio, etc. A new battery was installed. The headlinghts, interior lights, radio, etc. worked; howerver, it still would not start. It does have an anti-theft device light that used to stay lit all the time, now it is blinking. The fuses did not look burned out; however, they were not removed to check correctly. The car is a 97 Honda 2-door civic with an automatic transmission.

  • sincivic00 Oct 15, 2008

    i have a 2000 honda civic at first the car would spudder then after a couple of days the car simply didnt want to start the lugs were changed about 1 year ago and so where the cables.. i then changed the fuel filter thinking it was a fuel problem then the car started but then as soon as i gave it gas it shut off on me and then wouldnt start again... my batter is also dead so when i jumped it the car started again but then after i gave it gas again it shut off....what could be the problem??

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    my car will stall when i am at the light when i go to take off and give it gas and sometimes when i am, just slowin down for the lights what do u think this is?



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Your cat converter could b bad

Posted on Jun 21, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Got a 2003 honda civic, stalled out while driving, crankshaft sensor poped up,replaced it and the cam shaft sensor

Check if you have spark at the plugs. Check for fuel at the rail. Then we can get closer to the problem.
If the car cranks ok but no start, look at the Main Relay and fuse.
hope this helps getting started.

Apr 09, 2015 | 2003 Honda Civic

2 Answers

97 honda civic wont start,got fuel,spark,compresion,new timing belt,its in time,new spark plugs,new distributor cap,new crankshaft position scensor

I would suggest to get a propane torch and turn on with out lighting it (flame less) Place in intake port to manifold crank and see if starts. this will let you know if injectors are cycling or not. This engine has Three sensors that keep the engine running crank,TDC,cam. The TDC and CAM are in the distributor and crank is behind timing belt cover.

Nov 09, 2013 | 1997 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Trouble shifting. just runs up the rpms. stalled and died wont restart

automatic transmission blues?
if yes, that is called FLARE. gross transmission slip but
stalling is one more non related, issue, so this is 2 problems.
why not check for spark first. x4 cylinders
then check spark plug tips for dry or wet. if wet and spark is good
use WOT magic secret unflood mode stated in the operators guide.
if not flooding and is dry plugs, and spark is good
you lost fueling, dead dead fuel pump or 12vdc dont reach it.

trans,is 2nd cant drive with dead engine.

Aug 02, 2013 | 2004 Honda Civic 1.7

1 Answer

1991 honda civic 1.5 liter gets spark and fuel but wont start ?

Some aftermark alarm there? Some CHECK light is on in dahshboard?

Mar 30, 2012 | 1991 Honda Civic

1 Answer

1997 Honda Civic dies while driving but will restart

It sounds like your car needs a good solid tune up. It sounds like the injectors are fighting to get fuel so the slower you go the chances of you stalling is even greater. And the faster you go the fuel system is just getting just enough fuel that the car needs to keep running.....I hate to say this but it sounds like you need a tune up.

May 28, 2009 | 1997 Honda Civic

1 Answer

91 honda civic dx. Starts, runs for a few seconds then stalls

Try pounding on the gas tank with a rubber mallet or similar tool. (careful not to dent the tank) Try starting it. If it runs, replace the fuel pump (it's nfg). I've diagnosed numerous fuel pumps this way. Remember the pump needs to be replaced, if you drive it, you don't know when it'll fail for good. Hope this helps. Please post the results.

Feb 07, 2009 | 1991 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Driving and the car shuts off automatically

Hondas have problem with ignitor in distributor that overheats and shuts off spark momentarily. then car will restart and shut off some time later.

Wouldn't hurt to change wires anyway if old, especially if new plugs were installed. Get the most out of gas mileage that way!!!!!!!!

Jan 25, 2009 | 1997 Honda Civic

2 Answers

2005 dx honda civic shut down and wont restart

hi they may have trapped the wiring on the crank position sensor or its rubed through you need to see if there is any spark to verify yates210456

Oct 08, 2008 | 2005 Honda Civic

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Honda Civic Logo

Related Topics:

311 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides