I RECENTLY PURCHASED MY VEHICLE AND IT RUNS GOOD...

  • Tiny
  • notMikeSellers
  • 1999 Honda Civic
  • 129,000 miles

I recently purchased my vehicle and it runs good, however, after driving a short distance and shutting off the vehicle it won't start back up. It cranks but no start. Once the engine cools down it will start right up. Now from my own personal tests the ignition module is good, when the car doesn't start I'm getting a good spark as well as good fuel pressure. A shop told me that my coil was also good. Now my car is throwing a code for the Idle Air Control Valve but I wasn't to sure if that would affect startup. I noticed that no matter what my radiator fan won't come on but it does work because I hooked it up to a power source. My temperature gauge in the dash reads a normal temperature.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 AT 7:52 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,549 posts

How did you check the module?

I suspect a distributor failure. Very common failure for this model

Roy

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 AT 10:32 PM
  • Tiny
  • notMikeSellers
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I had it tested at Autozone and then Oreily's, also the shop I have taken it to replaced the ignition module, main relay, and idle air control valve, same problem. They said the next step is a whole new distributor as you recommend. Any other possible causes? Thanks!

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 AT 3:11 AM
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Nope, they finally hit it on the button after spending a lot of your money

Roy

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 AT 10:15 AM

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