Honda civic gsr won't start just backfires out of exhaust ??

Asked by Oct 15, 2016 at 02:16 PM about the 2000 Honda Civic Value Package

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My civic won't start . It just backfires when
cranking over . I replaced rotor and cap and the
problem is still there . Idk what else it would be.
Please help

6 Answers

365

Your timing sounds like it's out of sync. Has the timing belt been serviced at all? If so, was it set properly? It may be that the belt skipped a few teeth on the gear or if the belt is fine the cap and rotor you just replaced is not positioned correctly.

I have aem true time cam gears and idk how to time them to get them TDC. I read that the intake cam rotate 360 then exhaust. I can't get the 0 to be 90 degrees of both cams

365

If you are going to do this diy, I would strongly suggest watching as many YouTube videos as you possibly can for your year and make. There are some very detailed videos out there.

Does anyone have a good link to a video or pictures how to do it

365

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sGzxCCaxDjI

365

Also look into this.... #4 GSRicer's AvatarGSRicer , 06-25-2009 11:50 AM Re: GSR backfiring bad just incase anyone is reading this looking to solve their problems, i had to rearrange the plug wires on the distributor because we had them on wrong, then it started fine, howeer the idle was off because we hadnt plugged in the iacv (idle air control valve) after that its allll good

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