Hello all. I drive a 91 civic, Hatchback. Auto, 230K on it.
I had problems before... died on the highway, pulled off the road, turned it
back on, and no problems. Felt like it was dying the other day, but it
survived. Sometimes it would just fail right after starting, and I'd start
again and no problems.
I just tried to pull my car in the garage tonight, and it won't start!!
It just keeps turning over!
It started fine a few times today, and there's a full take of gas.
-Fuel pump is priming. I can hear it at the rear, and I can hear it under
the hood... There is pressure when I remove the gas cap.
-I pulled a plug wire, stuck a screwdriver in it, and held it to a Ground
(eng. bolt) - NO SPARK!
Plugs aren't THAT old, I'll have to check them in day light. (NGK)
Plug Wires are new (NGK)
Cap and Rotor checked, all connecters good.
Distributor was bought used, a while ago.
1) Are distributors the kind of part to break intermittently? ie. Would that
explain why sometimes I have troubles, as mentioned above, and sometimes
2)Any thoughts or diagnostics I should do??
3)Does it make sense that it's the Distributor??
...if so, are they expensive? easy to change? - I'd rather not pay for a
4) Maybe the Ignition coil ~ though I have no idea how to check that, or how
to replace it.
Any ideas are a help!!!