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just did a swap and did not last a week :-/

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by davin, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. davin

    davin New Member

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    So I bought a 1992 honda civic DX auto and after a week of buying it and replacing the engine, it crapped out on me. i just dropped in a simple d16y5 and this bitch died. it would crank, but would not fire up. Immediately I began troubleshooting. I checked for spark and there was none when I grounded the plugs against the frame several times while my friend cranked it. Next I checked for fuel to the fuel rail, there is fuel flowing when cranked. also, my valvetrain moves when cranked so my belt is not broken. everything is connected also.

    There was no spark so I replaced it with a new distributor from autozone and it started right up after one crank. The next day I went to start it, and continued like last time; just cranked and would not fire. I exchanged the part from autozone and it still would crank, but not fire up.

    I went to ebay and purchased an ECU from a good working Civic DX automatic that was wrecked. The sellers feedback was 100% and assured me the ECU is in working order. Still nothing, just the solid CEL with no clicking from the main relay whatsoever.

    Next my determination was the main relay. I had all the diodes soldered and put back in, still nothing. next I went to Honda and purchased a new main relay with the part numbers matching and it still would not click.

    All the grounds are secure and ground properly from the ground wires (the tranny ground, the battery ground and also the engine ground from the valve cover), I get 12v from the battery and I cannot determine what is wrong with my civic. I really need to get this car running and I have spent $500 so far and I am at a total loss and I have no where else to turn. I am an aircraft mechanic for the Navy so I have a good comprehension as to what I am doing. Please help :-/
     
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    did you check the starter??
     
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    the starter works. he says it cranks over just fine, just doesn't fire. starter doesn't create spark
     
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    "grounds of course and try grounding a spark plug to the frame and crank like the thermostat/transmission/valve cover.
    That's one thing i can think of off the top of my head and they will give you a solid cell sometimes.
    the ECU fuse will do this as well"

    sorry didnt notice the grounds statment, if theres another 92-96 civic around swap dizzy's see if anything changes and then trace the power from the dizzy back to battery. I dont remeber which pins off hand. they are though
     
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    ok, you said you already replaced the dizzy twice, right? if the starter isn't producing spark, then try a different one. it just might be something simple, if you're lucky...
     
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    i just thought of this, my civic had about the same problem about a year ago, check the ignition coil, i think the d-series has them internally...
     
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    The starter doesn't produce spark.

    You have a loose connection somewhere, a blown fuse, a short or all of the above.
    If the car did this, then the new distributor fixed it for a little bit and did it again, maybe you have a short in the in wiring harness to the distributor.
    Check the underhood fuses and the underdash fuses, put the original ecu back in there.
    Triple check the thermostat ground... then check it some more.
     
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    hondatur62d16 Chris D16 turbo

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    Wont Start

    OR maybe you jerked the timing when you changed the distributer cap check the other bolts on the bottom of the cap the bigger 12mm metal ones. If you loosen them its your timing
     
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    how hard do you drive ur car? i had the same problem with the d16y in my civic and because the ignition coil is so small because it is located internally in the distributor you most likely overevved it and fried the coil when you replaced the distributor i assume you got a new coil this is most likely the problem try replacing the coil. if this works then look at getting a distributor cap that allows an external coil and get a cheap msd one it will be loads better and wont shit itself
     
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    Starter Selinoid will turn but not start sometimes, have you tryed a rolling start? then check your plugs, wires, dizzy, ect. these kinda things you gotta hunt down.... Did you throw a code?
     
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