1995 Honda Civic engine won't turn over

Tiny
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  • 1995 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 20,000 MILES
I started my car this morning. Fine. Then went to put oil in it and noticed that the 4 rubber tubes with rubber caps at the end looked loose (the rubber tubing sits on top of the metal piece that says "16 VALVE" the tubing runs along top and all 4 have the same type of rubber cap at the end). Perhaps foolishly, I unplugged and replugged the rubber caps. The I went ahead and unplugged and replugged the small connector up toward the winshield marked "system assy. Map" "denso". Then a bunch of no.'S after it. Now my car won't turn over. It sounds like it's about to turn over but won't.. I've never had this problem before. Tried charging the battery and reconnecting the connections that I fore-mentioned. Pls. Help! What did I do!- And how do I fix it! I have no $ for tow or repair. This is my only means of transportation. Pleeease help!
brother is getting married this weekend and I must be there! Thanks.- Christine
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 1:11 PM

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Tiny
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Hi christine.
I am a little confused with your uestion. Is it possible to send me a pic of what you unplugged. Thanks
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 3:35 PM
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Hi! Unfortunately i'm unable to send you a picture. However, what I unplugged were the tubes that run to and from the spark plugs(i think ) I didn't unplug the end that runs directly from the spark plug(s) (the plastic, screw-on caps). What I did was disconnect the tubes at the other end; they run into another seperate piece covered by a plastic housing (it is black ). The tubes connect here (4 of them). The I disconnected these 4 tubes where it joins this black box. The connections are simply rubber caps which pull out very easily. All 4 are identical and have a circular metal piece insde that sticks out. Pls. Don't ask me why I did this. I thought I knew what I was doing.

The other thing I disconnected was a small plastic piece that fit in like a socket. Then I i replugged it.
If you have the hood up, standing at the front of the car it is located in plain sight (on top), towards the location of the winshield-at the far end in front of you if you are standing at the front of the car. There is one single hose ( a bit larger than the others I messed) with a small plastic connector, the metal piece that it went into was labled "system assy. Map" also had the word "denso" then a bunch of number' (serial#'s?).

After all this!-When the car wouldn't start I did try using my battery charger while turning ignition. No change.
The car makes the nomal sound it makes when starting, but just will not turn over! Ihad it started and it was fine right before I did all of these foolish things! Can you help? Any ideas. Is ther something I can try w/o messing it up some more? Pls. Help. Thx.
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 10:38 PM
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Hi christine what you unplugged was the spark plug wires from the spark plugs. You have to pull them back out and make sure when you plug them back in. That they go down over the spark plugs they probably went beside them. Unplug one and look in the hole where it goes you will see a spark plug tip these boots have to slide over these plugs
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 4:14 PM
Tiny
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You also un-hooked the MAP sensor. Without this sensor, the vehicle will not start. Make sure the vacuum hose is still connected to the little nipple on the sensor and the harness connector (3 wire connector) is indeed plugged in.

Your spark plugs should be ordered like this:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/276698_firing_order_honda_7.jpg

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 4:21 PM
Tiny
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You are awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Success!
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
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Don, t unplug stuff lol thanks for asking
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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 11:01 AM

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