Engine will not start

Asked by Sep 23, 2013 at 02:22 PM about the 1995 Honda Civic Coupe DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The engine grabs for a second then stalls. changed fuel filter but no better. It did it a couple of times before, but would start on the third time...but not now

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NEW battery please....five is too old...the new Tin/Antimony batteries go bad in the space of five years~...when you put it in wirebrush the end of the cable that attaches to ground...and the ground connection too~ all will be skippy in skippy town then~

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thanks rogdalnap...you've made my day~!

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Before you go spending big money on a battery do some simple checks. Spark plugs, do they need changing? Are the plug leads in good condition ie no splits and not loose on the spark plugs? Take off the distributor cap and check it for cracks, check and clean the 4 brass contacts inside the cap. While you've got it off check the contact on the bit that spins inside the distributor. Next is the ht leadto the ignition coil in good condition? If everything checks out with the ignition then check the fuel system. Start at the fuel pump and work your way forward. If the fuel filter you changed was the small "in line" clear plastic one make sure you installed it the right way round. They're directional and should have arrows showing the direction of fuel flow through the filter.

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