Hey my name is Cody. My 96 Honda Civic randomly cut off one day I tried to turn it back on but it would crank but wouldn't start so I checked my spark plugs and I noticed that there was oil in one of

Asked by Feb 26, 2015 at 11:08 PM about the 1996 Honda Civic LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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your car might of jumped time. you need to do a compression test on it to make sure all cylinders are getting around the same amount of compression.

How do u do a compression test

585

go to the part store get a compression tester. it don't have to be an expensive one. unhook the coil wire so the car wont start. take one spark plug out at a time screw the tester's hose into the spark plug hole. act like you are trying to start the car for about three to five seconds. then stop. take the reading of the gauge of the tester. relieve the pressure from the tester by pressing the button on the side. remove the hose from the spark plug hole. replace the spark plug. then repeat for the rest of the cylinders. the readings from the tester should be pretty close to each other.

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