Honda Civic 98 not starting when warm.

Asked by May 25, 2017 at 02:00 AM about the 1998 Honda Civic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My daughter has a 98 Honda Civic that starts fine cold but if she stops at
say a garage for fuel or goes to the shops (short stops) she has trouble
starting it up again and there is a distinct smell of fuel when this occurs
(whether at a garage or not). When it does start it can either rev low or last
night it was high (2000rpm) and then dropped and almost stalled without
her touching the accelerator. But otherwise when running and driving no
missing or drops or surging of power. Changed the fuel filter under the
bonnet twice. It's got me stumped.

1 Answer


you need to test the fuel pressure when the engine is hot and giving problems, if the fuel pressure is with the manufacturer specification. Also do a visual inspection around the fuel pressure regulator and injector connections under the hood and look for any possible leaks.

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