2002 Honda Civic with no compression

Asked by May 11, 2015 at 09:53 PM about the 2002 Honda Civic Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Honda Civic. It was running fine, then I go to start it one morning before work and it starts, but dies immediately. Start it again and hit the gas, and still dies. Start it again and now it wont start. It cranks but the motor wont turn over. Now there is no compression. Double checked the tester, its working. The pistons are moving, the spark plugs are getting spark. Changed them just to be sure. Checked the myths about it being hot this morning and pushed it in the shade. Let the gas cap off to see if it was vapor locked and its still not starting. Have no clue why it would run fine and then all of a sudden, not turn over, with no codes or check engine light. Please, help me if you can.

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98,365

Do an actual compression test, it is possible that the timing belt jumped so your engines cam and crank are out of time.

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69,305

If you have zero compression on all cylinders, it's jumped timing. Once that's confirmed find out if you have an interference engine. If so, your looking at big bucks!! HTH. -Jim

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Mine is doing the same but only in 2 cylinders? Timing is right.

98,365

If the two cylinders are next to each other the chances are high that the headgasket is blown between the two, still run a compression test just to confirm that you have an engine problem and not something electrical.

1,875

a worn belt will cause this start and die problem providing you have good spark and fuel pressure ,, a broken belt may cause interference with pistons and valves and you don't want that so you might want to check things before you keep cranking it .

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I have similar problem to "cjh1988" i check similar items, spark and gas all ok. Opened timing top cover anf found 4 teeth off on timing. when at yellow timing mark on balancer, the cam is 4 teeth off mark. next is to adjust timing with same belt and with all spark plugs off, perform a compression test per cylinder. then replace the belt water pump etc if and only if compresion comes out good. dry (non oil) test result of 140 to 150 is not bad for 161K mile engine.

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