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Old 30 Sep 2004, 08:42 pm
Jim Wilkerson
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Default Non Starting Civic

Desperate help needed.

This morning I started my '92 Civic, went to work, no problems.

At lunch, went out and the car would not start. Engine turns over
fine, lights all good. The check engine light stays on.

I checked and ultimately replaced the ignition coil and the ignition
module along with the cap and rotor which was needed anyway (5 years
old I think). Still no starting.

Anyway, I appear to be getting neither spark nor fuel. After 30
seconds or so of cranking the engine, I pulled a plug and it was
absolutely dry. I tested for spark by attaching my timing light to
plug 1, battery/ground; and cranking the engine. Nothing.

Now, I followed some steps in the service manual, where you jumper the
2-pin test harness under the dash, to see if I could get the engine
light codes, and when I turned the key to on, the ABS light, which has
been on solid for about 5 years now, flashed a sequence of 1 long and
2 short; 3 times.

I am at a loss here.

Can anyone help ore give me a direction, other than getting a tow to a
dealer and paying the fee.

Much thanks.

Jim

wilkerj@attglobal.net
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Old 03 Oct 2004, 02:31 am
MB
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Default Re: Non Starting Civic

replace the main relay.

Known problem.

"Jim Wilkerson" <wilkerj@attglobal.net> wrote in message
news:RFFxzJm83E64-pn2-udhM01MdqEfK@localhost...
> Desperate help needed.
>
> This morning I started my '92 Civic, went to work, no problems.
>
> At lunch, went out and the car would not start. Engine turns over
> fine, lights all good. The check engine light stays on.
>
> I checked and ultimately replaced the ignition coil and the ignition
> module along with the cap and rotor which was needed anyway (5 years
> old I think). Still no starting.
>
> Anyway, I appear to be getting neither spark nor fuel. After 30
> seconds or so of cranking the engine, I pulled a plug and it was
> absolutely dry. I tested for spark by attaching my timing light to
> plug 1, battery/ground; and cranking the engine. Nothing.
>
> Now, I followed some steps in the service manual, where you jumper the
> 2-pin test harness under the dash, to see if I could get the engine
> light codes, and when I turned the key to on, the ABS light, which has
> been on solid for about 5 years now, flashed a sequence of 1 long and
> 2 short; 3 times.
>
> I am at a loss here.
>
> Can anyone help ore give me a direction, other than getting a tow to a
> dealer and paying the fee.
>
> Much thanks.
>
> Jim
>
> wilkerj@attglobal.net
> --
>



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Old 03 Oct 2004, 07:00 am
slider
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Default Re: Non Starting Civic

http://www.markl.f9.co.uk/howto/elec...main-relay.htm
"MB" <yeahright@youwish.com> wrote in message
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> replace the main relay.
>
> Known problem.
>
> "Jim Wilkerson" <wilkerj@attglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:RFFxzJm83E64-pn2-udhM01MdqEfK@localhost...
> > Desperate help needed.
> >
> > This morning I started my '92 Civic, went to work, no problems.
> >
> > At lunch, went out and the car would not start. Engine turns over
> > fine, lights all good. The check engine light stays on.
> >
> > I checked and ultimately replaced the ignition coil and the ignition
> > module along with the cap and rotor which was needed anyway (5 years
> > old I think). Still no starting.
> >
> > Anyway, I appear to be getting neither spark nor fuel. After 30
> > seconds or so of cranking the engine, I pulled a plug and it was
> > absolutely dry. I tested for spark by attaching my timing light to
> > plug 1, battery/ground; and cranking the engine. Nothing.
> >
> > Now, I followed some steps in the service manual, where you jumper the
> > 2-pin test harness under the dash, to see if I could get the engine
> > light codes, and when I turned the key to on, the ABS light, which has
> > been on solid for about 5 years now, flashed a sequence of 1 long and
> > 2 short; 3 times.
> >
> > I am at a loss here.
> >
> > Can anyone help ore give me a direction, other than getting a tow to a
> > dealer and paying the fee.
> >
> > Much thanks.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > wilkerj@attglobal.net
> > --
> >

>
>



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Old 03 Oct 2004, 09:54 am
Ryan Seymour
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Default Re: Non Starting Civic

I had to change the main power relay on my car aswell... 60-80 bucks
Canadian.. It's a little awkard to get to, but it's one bolt; unclip the
wires, plug in new one, reattach the bolt.



"slider" <daroy@hfx.eastlink.ca> wrote in message
news:_VQ7d.75689$vO1.415660@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
> http://www.markl.f9.co.uk/howto/elec...main-relay.htm
> "MB" <yeahright@youwish.com> wrote in message
> news:J0N7d.46433$Si.23029@tornado.tampabay.rr.com. ..
> > replace the main relay.
> >
> > Known problem.
> >
> > "Jim Wilkerson" <wilkerj@attglobal.net> wrote in message
> > news:RFFxzJm83E64-pn2-udhM01MdqEfK@localhost...
> > > Desperate help needed.
> > >
> > > This morning I started my '92 Civic, went to work, no problems.
> > >
> > > At lunch, went out and the car would not start. Engine turns over
> > > fine, lights all good. The check engine light stays on.
> > >
> > > I checked and ultimately replaced the ignition coil and the ignition
> > > module along with the cap and rotor which was needed anyway (5 years
> > > old I think). Still no starting.
> > >
> > > Anyway, I appear to be getting neither spark nor fuel. After 30
> > > seconds or so of cranking the engine, I pulled a plug and it was
> > > absolutely dry. I tested for spark by attaching my timing light to
> > > plug 1, battery/ground; and cranking the engine. Nothing.
> > >
> > > Now, I followed some steps in the service manual, where you jumper the
> > > 2-pin test harness under the dash, to see if I could get the engine
> > > light codes, and when I turned the key to on, the ABS light, which has
> > > been on solid for about 5 years now, flashed a sequence of 1 long and
> > > 2 short; 3 times.
> > >
> > > I am at a loss here.
> > >
> > > Can anyone help ore give me a direction, other than getting a tow to a
> > > dealer and paying the fee.
> > >
> > > Much thanks.
> > >
> > > Jim
> > >
> > > wilkerj@attglobal.net
> > > --
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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