PERIODICALLY THE CAR WOULD SHUT OFF WHILE ...

1995 Honda Civic

Tiny

steveal01

January, 29, 2013 AT 5:22 AM

Periodically, the car would shut off while waiting at stop sign, but will start right up. This happened twice so I ended up doing a tune up (spark plugs, wires, rotor & cap, fuel & air filters). Now the car will not fire up at all. I checked for spark at the wires and nothing. So I changed the ignitor and still nothing. Replaced the entire distributor and still nothing. Yhen I replaced the main relay. So I finally gave up when the problem still the same. Flooded with fuel because I can smell it. Checked the fuel rail and fuel filter and there is fuel flowing. I cannot figure out why there is no spark. Any suggestions? I even put all the old parts back on and again nothing. Help before I tow it to the shop and spend money I almost don't have.

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4 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

January, 29, 2013 AT 10:35 AM

Is the distributor turning? I suspect a possible timing belt

Roy

Tiny

steveal01

January, 29, 2013 AT 1:31 PM

Also just to clear things up further, before I installed all the new tune up parts, it did start just fine but after ideling within a minute, car just failed and never started back up.
As for the distributor, I suspected that but the rotor turns because I had to crank it to and position it to remove the rotor on this car because they are screwed down.

Tiny

steveal01

January, 29, 2013 AT 3:03 PM

Could it possibly be the MAP sensor? Since I doubt it was the crank position sensor (when replaced with new distributor). I don't think there is nothing left, other than the ECU itself.

Tiny

steveal01

January, 29, 2013 AT 7:45 PM

We'll took to the shop and they stated no power coming from the Distributor. What was cool was this shop allowed me to change the distributor at their shop since I could not afford the amount they would charge. After replacing with another rebuilt distributor, fired right up. Sounds like the rebuilt distributor from autozone was a dud. Shop will do a complete check up just to make sure everything is in line. I guess the lesson from this story is that sometimes a newly rebuilt item may not always be a good functioning part. Even a new or rebuilt item wil always get through with a defect. Test test test.

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