I have a 1996 Honda civic dx that has a crack in the exhaust manifold and before it broke down it made a weird puggy noise like rough kind of knock then dies, at first it wouldn't start so I went and bought a new starter now it starts has the same noise, but after a few seconds it died out. Any answers on what may be causing it to die?

Asked by Feb 25, 2013 at 07:07 PM about the 1996 Honda Civic DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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4,615

the crack in your exhaust manifold

Well the exhaust headers right on top going through the o2 sensor.

4,615

makes sense the o2 sensors is telling the computer the wrong readings because of the crack

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Could that be causing the car to shut off while idleing? And also create a wierd knock like noise? Or is it possible that i need new spark plugs?

4,615

yes

Okay cool cause i have to replace it for smog and hoping that the sound isnt something worse. Guess ill just find out thanks.

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