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

20

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?

13 Answers

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~

20

Thank you. Will take a look

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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

21,665

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

20

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

275

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~

Your Answer

Civic

Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

CarGurus has 65,148 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,350.

ZIP:

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,120
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,030
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,010
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,106 Great Deals out of 65,894 listings starting at $561
Used Toyota Corolla
903 Great Deals out of 60,293 listings starting at $850
Used Toyota Camry
968 Great Deals out of 91,142 listings starting at $300
Used Ford Mustang
564 Great Deals out of 36,556 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord Coupe
160 Great Deals out of 7,514 listings starting at $1,991
Used BMW 3 Series
1,088 Great Deals out of 33,851 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
859 Great Deals out of 55,084 listings starting at $1,499
Used Nissan Sentra
719 Great Deals out of 52,069 listings starting at $600

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Civic For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 28,026 listings starting at $12,991
2016 Honda Civic For Sale
109 Great Deals out of 2,745 listings starting at $10,995
2015 Honda Civic For Sale
145 Great Deals out of 4,634 listings starting at $8,495
2014 Honda Civic For Sale
181 Great Deals out of 4,964 listings starting at $6,980
2013 Honda Civic For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 1,681 listings starting at $6,750

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.