1997 HONDA CIVIC CAR WON'T START

  • Tiny
  • Marc_skerritt
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After getting the new module, we put everything back together and tried to start the car with no luck. We removed a spark plug and tested for spark, none at all. just to be sure, we cleaned the plugs and checked for spark on every plug... nothing. I tested all of the connections inside the distributor. All connections on the ignition module read 12v as do the terminals on the coil. There is another part that i do not know how to test, it looks to be a pick-up module. I am not sure if this could be the problem, how to test it or replace it. I will include a picture, it is the piece in the upper left hand corner of the distributor.


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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 2:48 PM
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  • Dave H
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Could you tell me the exact model of civic it is ?? there are different distributors listed ?


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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 6:36 PM
  • Tiny
  • Marc_skerritt
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It's a 1997 Honda Civic EX.

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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 7:34 PM
  • Tiny
  • Dave H
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There are 2 distributors listed for this EX model the pic i sent earlier must be the right one the other looks totaly different ? .. so the CKP/TDC/CYP sensor is in the top left corner of your photo ..(ckp = crank position sensor.. tdc = top dead centre sensor cyp =cylinder position sensor and they are all in the one unit .. here is how to test ..

Turn ignition off. Disconnect CKP/TDC/CYP sensor distributor 10-pin connector. Measure resistance between CKP/TDC/CYP sensor terminals. See CHECKING CKP/TDC/CYP SENSOR RESISTANCE . If resistance between sensor connector terminals is 350-700 ohms, go to next step. If resistance is not as specified, replace distributor ignition housing. See Fig. 8 .
Check for continuity between ground and each specified CKP/TDC/CYP sensor terminal. See CHECKING CKP/TDC/CYP SENSOR RESISTANCE . See Fig. 8 . If continuity does not exist, go to next step. If continuity exists, replace distributor ignition housing.
Reconnect CKP/TDC/CYP sensor distributor 10-pin connector. Disconnect PCM 31-pin connector "C". See Fig. 3 . Measure resistance between specified PCM connector terminals. See CHECKING CKP/TDC/CYP SENSOR RESISTANCE . If resistance between sensor connector terminals is 350-700 ohms, go to next step. If resistance is as specified, go to next step. If resistance is not as specified, repair open in suspect circuit. See the WIRING DIAGRAMS article. See Fig. 3 .
Check for continuity between ground and PCM 31-pin connector "C" terminals C2, C3 and C4 individually. See Fig. 3 . If continuity exists, repair short in suspect circuit. If continuity does not exist, substitute a known-good PCM and recheck. If symptom or indication goes away, replace original PCM. (powertrain control module)

CHECKING CKP/TDC/CYP SENSOR RESISTANCE

CKP terminals 2 & 6 pcm number terminal C2 & C12
TDC 3 & 7 C3 & C13
CYP 4 & 8 C4 & C14


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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 8:23 PM
  • Tiny
  • Marc_skerritt
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Just tested terminals and they all read 370 ohms.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 AT 3:59 PM
  • Tiny
  • Marc_skerritt
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No continuity

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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 AT 4:06 PM
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  • Dave H
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Turn ignition off. Disconnect CKP/TDC/CYP sensor distributor 10-pin connector. Measure resistance between CKP/TDC/CYP sensor terminals. See CHECKING CKP/TDC/CYP SENSOR RESISTANCE. If resistance between sensor connector terminals is 350-700 ohms, go to next step. If resistance is not as specified, replace distributor ignition housing. See Fig. 8.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 AT 4:15 PM
  • Tiny
  • Streackerman
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I seem to be having similar problems. Can either of you tell me if this worked or where you went from there? Thanks.

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 AT 10:28 PM

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