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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by jdmcivicb18, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. jdmcivicb18

    jdmcivicb18 Junior Member

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    in the distributor the rotor is not hitting the studs in the distributor cap and sendin the spark to the plugs cause it wont fire up. Any help??????
     
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    horsedangler Banned

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    most of the time a rice flush will help this problem!!
     
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    ok, this guy just got banned.
     
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    Check your dist. cap for any cracks, is the rotor just not hitting the other little metal thing.?? I had this problem with my civic and it was the dist. cap, it had a crack in it and moisture got inside and messed everything up.
     
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    The rotor doesn't actually hit the posts...you need to check to see if the coil is working as well...
     
  6. jdmcivicb18

    jdmcivicb18 Junior Member

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    where exactly is the coil?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    are you sure that the spark is getting to the rotor? it may appear to not be hitting the studs, but there may not be any spark there anyway.

    If anything change your cap, it was like 10 bucks last I knew, and see if that fixes it. if not...then that's where my knowledge kind of tapers off.
     
  8. jdmcivicb18

    jdmcivicb18 Junior Member

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    ive already changed the cap,rotor,plugs,&wires
     
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    It should be mounted on your engine if it is external. It would be the only other wire going into your distributor cap besides the spark plug wires. If you have just the spark plug wires(4 not 5), then it is inside the distributor(internal).

    Make sure that coil is getting power that comes on with the key.

    Good luck
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    '88 and up Civics have internal coils.

    JDM Civic, if you don't have a manual, I command you to go buy at least a Haynes manual. There is NO excuse for not having one, and all your answers will be found in there regarding this problem.
     
  11. jdmcivicb18

    jdmcivicb18 Junior Member

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    its a 92 civic and yea i do have a manual
     
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    Then use it. There's a troubleshooting section in the front. Spark, fuel, and air. You need all three. If you have spark, you don't have fuel. If you have fuel, you don't have spark. Check each and go from there.
     
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