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Old 11 Aug 2006, 06:56 am
The Green Bastard
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Default Civic Del Sol Won't Start

Hello:

My 1995 Del sol won't start all of the sudden. I have NEVER had any problem
with this car before. Yesterday I was leaving a parking lot and the car
sputtered and died. It will crank and crank, but it won't start. In several
web searches, I found to possibilities: ignition module or ignition coil OR
fuel pump went out.

I thought I would throw this out here before getting raped by a mechanic.

Thanks in advance.




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Old 11 Aug 2006, 07:52 am
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"The Green Bastard" <a@a.a> wrote in message
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> Hello:
>
> My 1995 Del sol won't start all of the sudden. I have NEVER had any
> problem with this car before. Yesterday I was leaving a parking lot and
> the car sputtered and died. It will crank and crank, but it won't start.
> In several web searches, I found to possibilities: ignition module or
> ignition coil OR fuel pump went out.
>
> I thought I would throw this out here before getting raped by a mechanic.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>



Went to TeGGeR's page. Will let you know how it goes.


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Old 11 Aug 2006, 10:19 am
John Horner
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Default Re: Civic Del Sol Won't Start

The Green Bastard wrote:
> Hello:
>
> My 1995 Del sol won't start all of the sudden. I have NEVER had any problem
> with this car before. Yesterday I was leaving a parking lot and the car
> sputtered and died. It will crank and crank, but it won't start. In several
> web searches, I found to possibilities: ignition module or ignition coil OR
> fuel pump went out.
>
> I thought I would throw this out here before getting raped by a mechanic.
>


This is why it is important to find a qualified mechanic to do your work
before getting into a bind. A real mechanic will not "rape" you.

John
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Old 11 Aug 2006, 10:23 am
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Default Re: Civic Del Sol Won't Start

> "The Green Bastard" <a@a.a> wrote
>> My 1995 Del sol won't start all of the sudden. I have
>> NEVER had any problem with this car before. Yesterday I
>> was leaving a parking lot and the car sputtered and died.
>> It will crank and crank, but it won't start. In several
>> web searches, I found to possibilities: ignition module
>> or ignition coil OR fuel pump went out.


If it won't start even after letting it sit awhile, my money
is on the igniter (also known as the ignition module). Very
common failure.

When's the last time the car had new plugs, wires,
distributor cap and rotor, too? Were OEM parts used for
these?

Tegger's site's starting/running problems section is an
excellent place to start.


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Old 12 Aug 2006, 10:52 am
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"Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>> "The Green Bastard" <a@a.a> wrote
>>> My 1995 Del sol won't start all of the sudden. I have NEVER had any
>>> problem with this car before. Yesterday I was leaving a parking lot and
>>> the car sputtered and died. It will crank and crank, but it won't start.
>>> In several web searches, I found to possibilities: ignition module or
>>> ignition coil OR fuel pump went out.

>
> If it won't start even after letting it sit awhile, my money is on the
> igniter (also known as the ignition module). Very common failure.
>
> When's the last time the car had new plugs, wires, distributor cap and
> rotor, too? Were OEM parts used for these?
>
> Tegger's site's starting/running problems section is an excellent place to
> start.


1 year ago we replaced the plugs and wires. Not OEM.
We are going to work on it today after work.
Fingers crossed. I want to avoid a mechanic at all costs. I have NEVER had a
good exp. with taking any car to a mechanic.
Thanks for the replies.
Will update tomorrow.


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Old 12 Aug 2006, 06:41 pm
Elle
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"The Green Bastard" <a@a.a> wrote
> 1 year ago we replaced the plugs and wires. Not OEM.


From my experience with my 91 Civic, Tegger's site's counsel
about using only using OEM for ignition parts is right on.
The car will run best with OEM ignition parts and they will
maximize the life of the other ignition parts.

Reports here are that non-OEM plugs most definitely can
cause running problems. Amazing how changing out Bosch plugs
in particular can bring a car to life.

I know it's more expensive. Believe me, I'm frugal. But the
OEM ignition parts pay for themselves.


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