I have a 2002 civic with 1.4l motor, It run fine but recently when I go to start it, hot or cold it won't start for a couple of tries then starts, fuel filter is new so are the plugs. would a crank sensor stop working slowly?

Asked by Jul 23, 2014 at 04:46 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hard to start only sometimes, hot or cold, new fuel  filter, im thinking crank censor? Also see the green key light flashing,

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When you say, "won't start" do you mean engine turns over and over and it won't fire? Or is it just going click, click, then it starts?

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It turns over just fine with compresion but does not start, it acts like its not getting a signal from the crank censor, but I always thought that when it goes out it goes OUT!


Try a different key if you have one. Also try touching the key to metal before starting. I have heard that they can build up static and not start the car if you have a chipped key. Most likely it is a faulty immobilizer unit. The good old anti theft feature that malfunctions and disables your car.

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