My 89 Honda Civic wouldn't stay running. Shuts off sometimes while driving.

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Asked by Aug 06, 2013 at 06:16 PM about the 1989 Honda Civic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 89 Honda Civic shuts off sometimes while I"m driving.  Fuel injector cleaner helped some.  But now the key won't turn all the way in the ignition.  I was told to try wd40 and the ignition fuse I have in it is rigged.  So may need to be changed.  But didn't think that would affect my key not turning fully to start it.  Any ideas?

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the ignition module might not be getting sufficient ground...clean the end of the 1/0 battery cable as it bolts to the chassis with a wirebrush...as you suggest an ignition switch could be at fault too~

the switch~

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Thank you. Will take a look

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attack the ground lug with a wirebrush~...please~

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the cleaner did nothing in the fuel , move on, the switch is failing on column breaking contact!

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Okay so can't even figure this out until I figure out how to disable the antitheft lock system on this vehicle. I am thinking that is the reason I can't get the key to turn in the inition. Any suggestions to unlocking the antitheft system? 89 honda civic

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listen to the judge I had a 88 hatch with a bad coil and just bought a new distributor.

okay fuse 2 (integrated control unit) if blown may be the joker here~

look at fuses 1 and 2, this fuse description chart isn't from 89....look at your fuse panel for anything that may pertain to the ignition switch problem you're having~

this seems a little closer~

...still fuse 2 "starter signal" is gonna be the one~

ah....the "Main relay" supporting ignition control may be the ticket~

was actually looking for an "ingition relay" like the kind that Jeeps have, and came up with this ignition module~

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