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Car dies on start.

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Hexen, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Hexen

    Hexen Senior Member

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    Well, I've got a 94 Civic EX... had it a long time.

    The other night I went to start the car, it started, and died immediately.

    I didn't think anything of it really... didn't happen the second time.


    Later that same evening it happened, about 15 times in a row, before I finally got it started by holding the accelerator at about 1/2 way down.

    I got it started, drove it home.

    2 days later it happened one more time in the morning, but hasn't happened since.


    Not sure what's going on. I'm thinking it's something like a dirty/cloged fuel filter or something, but I couldn't be sure.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. crazylxracer

    crazylxracer Member

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    I've got a Haynes Manual for 96+ civics but it has troubleshooting guide and for that it says :

    Problem= Engine starts but stops immediately
    Possible causes
    1. Loose or faulty electrical connections at distributor, coil or alternator
    2. Insufficient fuel reaching fuel injectors (If that isn't obvious)
    3. Vacuum leak at the gasket between the intake manifold and throttle body
    I'm not that experienced to make an accurate guess exactly what but hope this helps.
    If you wanna know any procedures to check this stuff let me know man.
     
  3. ek9r

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    check for spark
    check connections at distributer
    fuel pump
     
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