1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

integra does not start

Discussion in 'Integra' started by civic_d16z6, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. civic_d16z6

    civic_d16z6 New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    I recently got a 96' integra ls, when I try to start it the car turns over but does not start, I tryed to jump start it but that didnt work, Im still new at all this so i have no idea what to do, alittle help please.
     
  2. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    12,633
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    have you checked to see if you have a check engine light?

    have you checked the firing order?

    have you checked for spark?

    have you verified the injectors are working properly?

    have you checked the compression on all cylinders?


    Id check all of these things, and come back to us with more questions.
     
  3. civic_d16z6

    civic_d16z6 New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    have you checked to see if you have a check engine light?
    yes its on
    have you checked the firing order?
    dont know how
    have you checked for spark?
    yes, there isnt one
    have you verified the injectors are working properly?
    dont know how
    have you checked the compression on all cylinders?
    dont know how

    then I went over all the fuses and their all ok, so Im going to take the distributor down to autozone and check if thats the problem
     
  4. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    12,633
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    might wanna see what that cel is on for...might give you a starting place.

    (you can usually rent a code reader at auto parts stores...just post up the code and we'll tell you what it means).
     
  5. civic_d16z6

    civic_d16z6 New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    Well I took the distributor down to auto zone, the guy spun it around and said it was broken. The cheapest one they had was 224, I found a used one for 80, so Im hoping that will fix the problem.
     
  6. donnie

    donnie New Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Location:
    high desert
    lets start from the begining.

    was the car running before, and then you tryed to start it ,an all of a sudden it wont start? or it never ran?


    most of the ppl working at auto parts stores, usually dont know there head from there ass.

    since you have a cel, obviously check that out first.
     
  7. civic_d16z6

    civic_d16z6 New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    Actually I dont know what cel is, what I do know is that I got it from an auction which said it got it started. When I got it home it didnt start, tryed jump starting it, that didnt work. So I checked for a spark, not there, next I went over all the fuses to check if any had blown, all seemed fine, so like I said before, took it down to auto zone they said it was broken, so Im going to buy a used one tomarrow. Also if the o2 sensor is missing will that make a diffrence
     
  8. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    12,633
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    yes, it will run like shit with no o2 sensor.

    basically it determines how much fuel to add, and if its not there it will not let you rev the engine very high and it will run like crap.
     
  9. civic_d16z6

    civic_d16z6 New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    Actually Im not sure what cel is, the auction I both the car at said they got it started, but when I got it home it didnt start, I tryed to jump start it, no luck, so I checked all the fuses, all seemed fine, checked for a spark, and there was none, the guy at auto zone said the distrubutor was broken, so Im planning to buy a used one tomarrow. And does it matter if Im missing the headers, cat, and o2 sensor?
     
  10. civic_d16z6

    civic_d16z6 New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    Damn it, my post didnt appear, and as soon as i reposted it appeard, what the hell. Anyway, so does not matter with the o2 sensor, I got a deal with a guy for the distrubutor, cat, sensor, and headers off a 99 ls for 180, it wont matter that mine is 96? right, just making sure.
     
  11. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    12,633
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    since you are still new, some posts require authoization before they can be seen by normal members. I approved your post, then i replied. thats why it wasnt instantly seen. shouldnt have any problems now.
     
  12. civic_d16z6

    civic_d16z6 New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    ok, thanks for letting me know
     
  13. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

    Messages:
    3,646
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Location:
    Central Coast, CALI
    2 words: Helm's Manual. It has pretty good troubleshooting sections. Check your grounds too. There is one on the front of the transmission, and one on the rear, near the intake manifold. But definitely find out what the CEL is for, and get an o2 sensor. They run about 130 from napa auto parts. Make sure you get a Bosch sensor, or an OEM from the dealership.
     
  14. civic_d16z6

    civic_d16z6 New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    Anyway, I changed the distributor and that got it started, so that got first problem solved
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page