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89 civic hatch with a d16a8 dohc non vtec

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by Jerame Puffenbarger, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. Jerame Puffenbarger

    Jerame Puffenbarger New Member

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    I have a 89 hatchback with a d16a8. It is not starting. I have put a new battery in and a new distributor. But it is still not starting. What could be the problem. I was told it could be the ecu. But what ecu do i need.
     
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    Theres a laundry list of stuff it could be and you posted a very vauge thread... you need air , fuel , spark , and to be in time , which one are you lacking ? Is it turning over ? Does it spark ? Is fuel getting in the cylinders ? Main relay good ? Thermostat and trans ground good ?
     
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    On obd0 ecu if red light stays constant its bad if not its more than likely good
     
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    It cranks. But no spark. Its getting fuel
     
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    was it running and just quit or what? the correct ECU is PM7 - you said you replaced the distributor - did you get the spark plug wires in the correct locations on the distributor? no. 1 is at top, no. 3 is at front toward radiator, no. 4 is at bottom and no. 2 is at rear toward firewall
     
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    I took it to a car meet then back home. Then went to take my brother home and it would not start.
     
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    any codes showing on the ECU?
     
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