93 civic won't start

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Old 02-16-16, 10:38 PM
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93 civic won't start

I've got a 93 civic hatchback with a d16 engine. The car will attempt to start but not turn over. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 02-17-16, 02:12 AM
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if the engine does crank over but it doesn't start you can start by checking a few simple things like spark at a spark plug and check and see if the check engine light comes on when you turn the key on if the engine light doesn't come on with key in the on position it may come on as you turn the switch further toward crank position witch could indicate an ignition switch problem.
if you don't have spark would remove the distributer cap and see if the rotor is turning when you crank the engine over, if rotor is turning over would check for spark at coil, if its not turning suspect timing belt.
 
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How do you know it is attempting to start if it doesn't turn over??
 
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Old 02-17-16, 04:38 AM
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Always confusing on posts like these because of the different meanings people use. Generally it's clearer to use the word "crank", as alan does, when meaning the engine either will or won't rotate via the battery having sufficient voltage and the starter working properly. The two most common phrases are "no crank" (dead battery/starter or engine locked up) or "crank/no start" (lots of voltage, starter works, and engine spins but won't fire). "Turn over" is often confusing because people use it in place of both of these phrases. "No start" can also be confusing because it could mean either as well. Will have to wait for an interpretation of the OP.
 
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We just simply have to have more info than one sentence for us to give any reasonable "guesstimate" of what it could be.
Did it just do this this morning, or has it been coming to this for several days/weeks/months getting worse & worse? Is the car a daily driver or has it been sitting up for 2 years & now it wont crank over?
I mean really there are hundreds of reasons why this maybe happening but we need a bit of history on what has been ... or hasn't been happening. Give us a little more detail on the car. Manual or auto transmission, etc, etc???
 
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Old 02-17-16, 07:23 AM
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It's a 93 Honda. It's either ignition lock or main relay or ignitor or coil. It's that simple for those. Thing is, as others noted, we do not really know what OP means.
But just in case s-/he decides to revisit this page, here's plenty of info for Hondas of those years.

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Old 02-17-16, 08:08 AM
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Add broken timing belt to the list as worst-case scenario.
 
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Old 02-17-16, 07:14 PM
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Looks like OP bailed. ------------------------------
 
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Yeah, sometimes people get excited, run to the internet, do a search, find 3 or 4 help forums & post the problem/question, then forget where they posted, therefore never returning.
Sometimes in addition to searching & posting on help sites, they eventually think to call uncle Jim Bob & he tells them what to do (clean the negative battery cable), it fixes the problem & they never return. Oh well, all is good.....
 
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