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

3 Answers

675

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

675

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.

Your Answer

Civic

Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

CarGurus has 61,030 nationwide Civic listings starting at $950.

ZIP:

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,150
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,030
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,010
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,101 Great Deals out of 73,575 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Corolla
941 Great Deals out of 65,479 listings starting at $1,850
Used Honda Civic Coupe
196 Great Deals out of 12,125 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Camry
1,073 Great Deals out of 86,817 listings starting at $800
Used Honda CR-V
886 Great Deals out of 59,635 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Altima
1,329 Great Deals out of 77,581 listings starting at $1,695
Used Hyundai Elantra
664 Great Deals out of 50,555 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord Coupe
162 Great Deals out of 6,815 listings starting at $1,691
Used Ford Mustang
589 Great Deals out of 39,484 listings starting at $1,895
Used BMW 3 Series
1,122 Great Deals out of 32,914 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Sonata
883 Great Deals out of 56,572 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Civic LX For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 5,274 listings starting at $12,991
2016 Honda Civic LX For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,215 listings starting at $10,995
2015 Honda Civic LX For Sale
119 Great Deals out of 2,750 listings starting at $8,475
2014 Honda Civic LX For Sale
121 Great Deals out of 2,921 listings starting at $6,400
2013 Honda Civic LX For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 826 listings starting at $5,495

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.