My 95 civic wont start after installing a new stereo deck. Two wires
touched and blow the radio fuse. Not sure if that has much to do with
it. After intalling the stereo deck, I tried to start the car and it
cranks but no start. I thought the fuel pump went out, cause i could
not hear it prime when i turned the key. So I replaced the fuel pump,
but still no prime. I replaced the fuel pump relay and the ECU and
still nothing. Im getting no power to the injectors, fuel pump and
relay. The spark plugs and distributer are working still fine after
checking them with a test light. In the haynes book it says to check a
#2 fuse if the relay and fuel pump is getting no voltage but i cant
find a #2 fuse anywhere. If anyone can help figure out what is wrong
with my car i would be greatful
You knowingly shorted two wires together, which then blew a fuse.
Instead if checking for other blown fuses, which would be the logical
outcome of such an occurrence, you start throwing money and parts at the
Fuses are there for the sole purpose of preventing damage from shorts
and electrical overloading. They are suposed to blow when you pull
stunts like the one you did.
You have TWO fuse blocks, one under the dash and one on top of the right
shock tower under the hood.
From the FACTORY wiring diagram, I see there are at least four fuses
that you can have damaged by your ineptness: 41, 12 (or 24), 13, 18.
If the fuse listing stickers are missing from the fuse box covers, you
have no choice but to physically check each and every fuse in the two
boxes. The big ones with screws in the ends will need to be removed and
checked with a multimeter.
Drop that Haynes in the garbage and get a real manual.
You can find these used on eBay as well.
Sorry should of said something. i have alreadys checked all the fuses
under the dash and the hood before i bought the parts. i couldnt find
any blown. i will check again to be sure. i also checked the volage of
the wires to the pump and relay and its only has .8 volts( if that
helps any). thanks for the time and help though. if you have anymore
ideas, im all ears.
1. get a decent manual - helm.
2. locate and fix the correct fuse.
as a point of principle, /NEVER/ throw parts and money at a problem
unless you have a good diagnosis! and always stick to the correct fuse
ratings. it may be tempting to use a higher rated fuse if you keep
blowing one, but if you do, you can have a much more debilitating
problem like the one you're experiencing.
finally, get yourself a multimeter and keep it in your tool box.
replacing a fuel pump is a pita, and you could have saved yourself that
brain damage if you'd tested the circuit to it first.
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