CAR CRANKS BUT NO SPARK

1998 Honda Civic

Tiny

austinmartin

September, 19, 2012 AT 7:14 PM

It is getting gas

FOUND 2774 RELATED QUESTIONS

24 Answers

Tiny

KHLow2008

September, 19, 2012 AT 8:03 PM

Check the distributor, especially the ignition coil. Ensure you don't have a failed timing belt.

Tiny

austinmartin

September, 19, 2012 AT 9:14 PM

I dont have power to the distributor

Tiny

KHLow2008

September, 19, 2012 AT 9:29 PM

The Black/Yellow wire receives battery voltage direct from ignition switch and is power supply is missing, you are not going to get any sparks. It could be a faulty ignition switch or a break in the circuit.

Turn ignition switch on and note if the dash warning lights are all working. Turn key slowly to start and note if the lights go out all at once. If engine starts or tries to start and stalls when key is released to return to run position, you have a bad ignition switch.

Tiny

austinmartin

September, 19, 2012 AT 9:33 PM

I have no power to the black and yellow wire. And all the lights stay on.

Tiny

KHLow2008

September, 19, 2012 AT 9:52 PM

Attach a fuse 10 A wire to the Black/Yellow wire adn connect to a power supply source and try starting. If it works, you need to trace the break between ignition switch and distributor.

Tiny

austinmartin

September, 19, 2012 AT 10:12 PM

And if it dosent work?

Tiny

KHLow2008

September, 19, 2012 AT 10:23 PM

That most probably means you have given me the wrong or missing information.

You mentioned no power to it so it should work even if it is a fault with the wire harness or ignition switch.

Tiny

austinmartin

September, 19, 2012 AT 10:28 PM

Okay I will try it how will I know if its the ignition switch?

Tiny

KHLow2008

September, 19, 2012 AT 10:53 PM

You would need to test it. With ignition switch turned on and while cranking, the Black/Yellow wire MUST have battery voltage.
You need to remove the steering column cover to get at the wires.

Tiny

austinmartin

September, 20, 2012 AT 3:58 PM

It worked I am going to work on it some more tonight. Thanks for the help.

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