1. New Forum Software:
    We have finally upgraded the forum software due to it being so outdated. If you are having any issues with new forum please let us know. Please post any issues in this thread http://www.clubcivic.com/forum/threads/clubcivic-com-forum-upgrade.227221/

Fixed rough idle and cold start issue!

Discussion in '5th Generation Honda Civic (1992-1995)' started by Vx2ko, Jan 30, 2012.



Welcome to ClubCivic a Honda Civic Forum

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 honda civic 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 Members Ride's 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.


  1. Vx2ko

    Vx2ko New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    My 95 Civic EX has been having trouble on a cold start. When I would first start it in the morning, it idle really rough. and if I threw it in drive, it would die. unless I let it warm up, it would run right. So I checked the timing and it turns out, the previous owner timed it wrong. They timed it using the TDC mark on the cam pulley. So I advanced the dizzy all the way an now it runs like a champ and no cold start rough idle issue. I am going to take off the timing belt and put it on the right way soon. But just for those of you having idle problems on a cold start, check your timing first.
     
  2. JohnS.

    JohnS. BANGARANG Staff Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    19,293
    Location:
    New York
    That's what I was hoping to read lol.

    Good to see you got it figured out!
     
  3. Vx2ko

    Vx2ko New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  4. DavidR

    DavidR New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    39
    Location:
    Ga
    I'm having rough idle issues that seem to have come about after changing my drive belts, which is probably a coincedence. Don't have a check engine light for anything but a P0420 that I've been driving around with since I bought the car 3-4 months ago. I've already bled the cooling system but no change. I then went to testing the ECT sensor below the distributor with a multimeter and according to the haynes manual the resistance doesn't match up with the chart in the book. At 190 degrees it was showing resistance of ,2 when the book shows that around that temp it should read somewhere between .5 and .4. I don't have a CEL for the temp sensor so I don't know if it is really bad plus I don't trust this haynes manual when it comes to specs of sensors as I have been steered the wrong way when I replaced my temp gauge switch to find out it was working properly.
     


Share This Page