99 Honda Civic Ex. spinning

10

Asked by Jul 24, 2019 at 10:36 PM about the 1999 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 99 Civic has been
sitting for about 2wks
due to broken right front
axle. Today when I
cranked it, it sortive
acted out of gas & died.  
I waited a like 30
seconds & tried again
only This time it only
spins. A weird spin. Kind
of sounds as though it
just suddenly stopped
getting fire. Like there's
no Effort there, just free
spinning. I don't know
where to even begin
looking for the problem
as I have no idea & I've
been stranded for
weeks & this has just
topped it off. Can
anyone help me figure
this out please?

4 Answers

10

It sounds like it may be the fuel pump. When you turn the key to run you should here it prime, it would be a hum and it should shut off after a couple of seconds. If you don't here it check the fuses to see if the pump fuse is blown, and if your not sure if it's the fuel pump spray some starting fluid down the intake and try starting it. If it starts briefly and dies its probably the fuel pump. If it doesn't start its probably not the fuel pump.

1 people found this helpful.
10

Thank you so much for this advice!!!!that I'm going to go try this today. I have been worried to death &scared to log back in on here because I was afraid the first comment would be something next to IMPOSSIBLE for me. since my husband died its been two things after two things. Thank you again.

10

Welp it's not the fuel pump because I hear it come on and go off. What else can I try?

10

You can try checking for spark. Pull one of the plug wires off one of the spark plugs once you have done this get a screwdriver that fits in the end of the spark plug wire and put the screwdriver in the end of the wire as far as it will easily go, and set the screwdriver so there is about a one centimeter gap between the shaft of the driver and a metal surface on the engine, then get someone to crank the engine and watch for a spark if you don't see one try readjusting the screwdriver, it should be a bright spark. If you have an old spark plug for the car, or if you can take one out of the engine, plug it into the wire, and set the plug on a metal surface on the engine and see if you have spark it would be a bright spark. Hope this helps!

Your Answer:

Civic

Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

CarGurus has 59,957 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,490
  • #2
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,360
  • #2
    ColdinMA
    Reputation
    1,360
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,123 Great Deals out of 69,465 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
1,382 Great Deals out of 61,270 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Civic Coupe
196 Great Deals out of 7,407 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Camry
1,431 Great Deals out of 74,140 listings starting at $600
Used Honda CR-V
1,203 Great Deals out of 93,952 listings starting at $1,622
Used Nissan Altima
1,602 Great Deals out of 68,912 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Elantra
1,114 Great Deals out of 51,803 listings starting at $992
Used Ford Mustang
930 Great Deals out of 39,647 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Accord Coupe
124 Great Deals out of 2,851 listings starting at $1,400
Used Hyundai Sonata
808 Great Deals out of 29,073 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Focus
838 Great Deals out of 20,819 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota RAV4
1,416 Great Deals out of 62,168 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Honda Civic EX For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 578 listings starting at $11,993
2017 Honda Civic EX For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 964 listings starting at $12,490
2016 Honda Civic EX For Sale
60 Great Deals out of 983 listings starting at $10,488

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. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.