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2000 Honda Civic cranks but wont start!

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Old 03-08-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default 2000 Honda Civic cranks but wont start!


I have a 2000 Honda Civic DX ( 1.6 Liter 4 cylinder engine ) (SOHC)
Two days ago I was driving to work and it died in mid flight.Now all it does is cranks but for the life of it wont start no matter what I try. Not throwing any codes and the check engine light isnt on. I have changed everything I can think of but for nothing can I get it to go. Any ideas would be great.

ignition coil
Distrubutor Cap and rotor
Spark plugs and wires
Main Relay
Timing belt- which is correct according to specs
Fuel injectors are clean and functioning
Fuel pump is priming
Full tank of gas
All wires are hooked up

I Have plenty of spark and gas Just will not turn over

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Is there bright white spark at all 4 spark plugs?

Do the fuel injectors spray fuel when the engine is cranked?

Have you checked whether the timing belt skipped a tooth?

Have you compression tested the cylinders?
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sounds like it is either your battery or alternator.
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its probably your alternator
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Im leaning towards timing or fuel too. What the f*** does the alternator have to do with starting the car? If his battery has enough power to crank over and over then it probably isnt dead.
Positive Intake Manifold Pressure (PIMP)
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make sure all your grouns have a solid connection. Battery, Tranny, Valve Cover. if any of those have a poor connection or the ground wire itself is bad it can cause the car to not start.

i had a similar issue, replaced the 3 grounds and never had the issue again.
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Shoot some ether into the intake and see of it starts.
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