Attention Honda Civic Visitor:  Remove this block by logging in above or registering.

Welcome to ClubCivic

Club Civic is an online Honda Civic forum and community for all Honda Civic enthusiasts. Whether you own a Honda Civic Si, Ex, Type R, Dx, Lx, Cx, Dx, Vx, or even a hybrid you will find valuable information and car parts on this site. Take a look around to view Honda Civic discussion; including a photo gallery, maintenance information, tech tips, as well as ways to get better performance from your Honda Civic. Visit the member’s garage to view and rate other member’s Honda Civics. Click here to start viewing the Honda Civic Forums. Before you start posting on this site you will need to register. If you are already registered and not logged in, please login here.

Browse the forums by generation by clicking below or browse all honda civic forums.

Go Back - Honda Civic Forum > Honda Civic Technical > Tech Archive (No Posting)


Tech Archive (No Posting) This will also temporarily hold all of the old gen specific threads until they are all moved to the correct categories.

Please SEARCH Before Posting a New Thread. ->
Ready to Post a New Thread/Question? ->  

engine turns over but wont start

Tech Archive (No Posting)

Technical forums are exclusively for technical discussions.
Thread Makers: Thread titles must summarize the technical question or problem, and the first post must include the year, trim, and any mods for your Civic.
Responding Members:
Limit your posts to helpful responses, and do not tell members to "Go Search", unless you also provide some specific guidance on the technical question or problem.
All Members: Rude or flaming posts will not be tolerated, though civil debate and disagreement are acceptable.

Thread Tools
Old 04-14-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sacramento California
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Default engine turns over but wont start

ok, so i have a d16z6 swap in my 95 eg, whenever i try to start it the motor will turn over but will not stay on. it has a brand new distributor and cap. It has normal fuel pressure so it isnt the fuel pump or fuel line. All fuses looked fine. anybody have any suggestions, anything is appreciated. thank you
spncr_watson is offline  
Old 04-14-2010, 08:16 PM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 13,095
Thanks: 0
Thanked 112 Times in 107 Posts


Check for spark at all four plugs. Click Spark link in my signature.

Any CEL codes?
RonJ is offline  
Old 04-14-2010, 11:49 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


if its not the plugs,

hows the charge on your battery? it could be the alternator possibly, I had to repair mine last week, and I had similar situation as you, first I thought it was the plugs, so I replaced them, that didn't work, so then I just charged the battery and realized it was the alternator!

so if it's not the plugs, try charging your battery all the way up, then try starting it, if it runs its the alternator
ogunslinger is offline  
Old 04-15-2010, 12:25 AM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sacramento California
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


thank you, i will try those things out
spncr_watson is offline  
Old 04-17-2010, 12:41 AM   #5
honda fiend
purpej1's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: boston
Posts: 886

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


if nothing else works check all the wiring and harnesses i had a honda not start cause of just wiring 800 bucks spent and all it needed was a new under steering wheel harness
purpej1 is offline  


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine turns but won't start HootieMcMints Engine Tech / Drivetrain 5 09-08-2011 12:40 PM
Engine turns over, but wont start... HELP!!!! Myjobisurmom Engine Tech / Drivetrain 2 06-14-2011 07:45 PM
help d15b7 wont start but turns over HondaCivicDX92 Engine Tech / Drivetrain 4 09-16-2010 01:22 AM
Engine wont! JDM_SPEC_SI-R Tech Archive (No Posting) 3 01-30-2009 11:22 PM
car turns over vut wont start jordan00711 Engine Tech / Drivetrain 7 03-22-2008 12:32 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Store News:

Latest Topics:

Store Specials:

Unanswered Topics:

Copyright 2011 - is in no way affiliated with Honda Motor Company