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No spark after B18A1 Swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by honda1.8ac, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. honda1.8ac

    honda1.8ac Member

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    I put a 91 B18A1 into my 88 civic hatchback dx have no spark. i put a whole new distributer on it and it still dont work. is ther anyone that has had this prb b4 or neone that could possible help me out. i would appreciate it greatly. If i cant figure out y it doesnt spark would ne one be interrested in buying a 91 B18A1, trans, and a 91 teg ECU. if ne one could help me or want the the stuff let me no.

    thanks
    kevin
    my screen name is foxbody88gt
     
  2. Jeef

    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Please include more info, how did you wire this? Did you convert to mpfi? We need more info.
     
  3. honda1.8ac

    honda1.8ac Member

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    yes, i did a mpfi conversion. i relacted wire b10 to c1 and b12 to c2 and then i ran new wires from b10 and b12 to the dizzy. and i also ran the wires for the other 2 fuel injectors.
     
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    stupid question but are u using a mpfi ecu right now?also dubble check the dizzy wiring...
     
  5. honda1.8ac

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    yes, i am using a 91 integra ecu. is the wiring that i siad i did the right way to do it? and does it matter if i switched the 2 new wires that i ran to the dizzy around, becuz i read that it will run, but the timing would be severly retarted.but thats just wat i read
    thanks
     
  6. Wycked Sniper

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    Are you actually referring to switching the 2 wires to the distributor or swapping the 2 wires on the tps? I'm in the wiring portion of a b18 swap into a 91 hatch. I may be mistaken, but I thought I read somewhere that the wires were to be switched on the tps due to the motor rotation difference. Try www.fourthgenhatch.com/mpfi.html I may be wrong, it's been a long day LOL :D
     
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    Wycked Sniper Senior Member

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    Sorry man, I just went back and read that it was a spark problem and not the tps wiring that I was thinking of. Told ya it's been a long day.
     
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    crx Senior Member

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    check all your fuses, do you have any codes? when you turn the key do you hear the fuel pump? check the altanator selinoid valve fuse in the fuse box, if you dont hear the fuel pump. does the ecu blink once?

    thanks
    -joseph
     
  9. honda1.8ac

    honda1.8ac Member

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    if i dont have the alternater hooked up will the car still spark, or will the car not spark?
     
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    Did you get the map sensor of the integra also did you get a si hf or integra resitor box?
     
  11. honda1.8ac

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    yes...i got a resistor box, but i dont no what that would have to do with the car not sparking...and also no i did not get an integra map sensor...what would that have to do with spark?
     
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    -did the starter work (does the engine turn over when trying to start)?
    if not, check the GROUND wire from chassy to Tranny.

    -Stupid question.... Did you wire up the Resistor box for the Injectors?
    if not, re-do your wiring with Resistor box.

    -Remember you have to swap wires on the TPS plug, they are reversed on the DX.

    -Did you do the wiring for the Distributor?
    check the Distributor plugs, Remember you have to do wiring for the Distributor Too.

    ALWAYS HAVE A SPARE ECU, AND DISTRIBUTOR IF YOU CAN WHEN DOING A SWAP.
    this way you can check is something goes wrong.



    here this might help..TAKE NOTICE OF THE BOLD LINES
    ------------------------------taken from tech.hybridgarage.com
     
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    try cranking it over for about 15 seconds... after it doesnt start leave the key in the on position and see which codes the ecu is giving. this may give you a head start in the right direction to look
     
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    have a mechanic look at it..make sure u have the right ECU.
    just hearing you i would replace the spark plug wires, rotor, rotor cap, and plugs..just to make sure those are not the problem.
     
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    hey maybe it is your ignition relay........check that too..

    located under the dash on the driver side, to the left of the clutch pedal bolt up against the chassy, somewhere around there....
     
  17. honda1.8ac

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    the ecu is not giving me any code, and i did change the tps wiring. also will the swap froma dx to a zc work for the b18a1, and what ecu should i be using...what numbers and letters should it have on it. can i use the stock ecu.
     
  18. honda1.8ac

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    i also just got a msd cap rotor and a exterior coil. going over the wiring and putting on the new stuff tomorrow
     
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    im having the same problem with my b18a1 swap to a 89 hatch i checked everything and i don't know what 2 do
     
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    Where do you live?
     
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