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Old 13 Oct 2007, 03:12 pm
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Default my car died on me in the middle of driving and now it wont turn over. help me please!!!?

ok heres the deal i started my car fine, i drove out of the driveway and it died. now it wont start. it does that eerrrrrr, eeerrr i guess what a 1998 honda civic would sound like when it wants to turn over but it doesnt. theres oil in the car and the battery just got tested good. im not sure what it could be. can anyone help or give suggestions.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 03:15 pm
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have a mechanic check your timing, but at the same time it could be alot of things.also check to see if you fuel pump is working properly, you might just have to reset it.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 03:18 pm
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Call the mechanic or a close friend that knows about cars well.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 03:21 pm
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i had the same problem the other night w/ my honda del sol and thought it was my battery cause it kept dying but after looking around i found out that it was just a loose alternator belt. but it could be any number of things so your best bet would be to get it checked by a mechanic.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 03:24 pm
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there are a few possibilities; first and most obviously is to ask if there's gas in the car.then, there is the possibility that the ignition switch failed. There was a recall on that car for the replacement of the ignition switch that could cause the car to stall. If the ignition switch has failed, the engine would turn over but you would'nt have any spark.the third possibility is that the timing belt broke. I don't know when it was last replaced but honda says it should be replaced every 7 years or 105,000 miles on that car. It the timing belt breaks you won't have any spark because the distributor won't turn.You'll probably have to get the car towed to a mechanic but these are things they should look for.hope tht helps
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 03:27 pm
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I had the samething happen to me in a Nissan I used to have, and it ended up being that the timing belt snapped. Also I didnt know what it was so I tried to turn the car over a bunch of times and that resulted in bent valves.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 03:30 pm
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well there are only two possibilities. u are not getting fuel or spark. try to start it then pop out a spark plug, if it is drenched in gas, then fuel is not an issue. if it is bone dry, then u have a fuel issue.this could be one of three things or so, fuel pump, fuel filter, or fitv. if it is getting fuel and no spark then you have elec. delivery issue. could be bad coil, bad dist cap and/or bad rotor. could be bad distributor or as the motor heads say:bad dizzy. if you havent replaced the dist cap and rotor, u might as well go for it as it is time. it will cost u 31 bucks at advance auto. it could be plugs but that would mean they all died at once and thats not likely. same with plug wires. let us know what ends up happening.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 03:34 pm
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timing belt.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 03:46 pm
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broken timing belt
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