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2000 Honda Civic cranks but wont start!

Discussion in '6th Generation Honda Civic (1996-2000)' started by swaggyb, Mar 8, 2013.



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  1. swaggyb

    swaggyb New Member

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    Okay

    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.

    Changed:
    Ignition
    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

    WHAT AM I MISSING????
     
  2. RonJ

    RonJ Banned

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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?
     
  3. agol

    agol New Member

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    sounds like it is either your battery or alternator.
     
  4. colojpn25

    colojpn25 New Member

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    its probably your alternator
     
  5. xxBLOOD88SHOTxx

    xxBLOOD88SHOTxx Surge Master Registered VIP

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    Im leaning towards timing or fuel too. What the f**k 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.
     
  6. Intertwined

    Intertwined It's onski brah Registered VIP

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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.
     
  7. Trekk

    Trekk New Member Registered VIP

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    Shoot some ether into the intake and see of it starts.
     


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