My 1991 Honda civic won't start


Asked by May 17, 2012 at 11:45 PM about the 1991 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've already replaced to fuel pump and the distributor. When I try to start the engine it won't turn over . It cranks but
won't turn all the way over . Please help !!

11 Answers


what else have you replaced?

8 of 8 people found this helpful.

check the main relay, its under the dash on the drivers side and has the numbers 0063 and the words main relay on it.

10 of 10 people found this helpful.

I replaced spark plugs and the pump an distributor. I've located the main relay. can't tell if the main relay is bad or not . How do I tell ? what else may be the issue ? Thank u for the info so far. It's well appriciated .

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

is it getting fuel or spark? what about the fuel filter?

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

best way find one at the junkyard and try it


To check if it's your main relay, turn the key to run (don't crank it) and you should hear the fuel pump prime for about 2-3 secs then a 'clunk' noise from where the relay is. If it does that, your relay is fine. If not, look for a new relay.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

It's was the electric ignition and bad injectors . Thank u very much . U guys gave me the best advice. Thank u !

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Changed the spark plugs, fuel pump and fuel filter, still my 91 Honda civic won't start, please help !

11 of 11 people found this helpful.

I'm having the same problem. The plugs, distributor, and wires are all new (11 months old). I tries the main relay, but that didn't fix it. The fuel pump and filter are fine and the injectors seem to be working fine (misty-spray while cranking). Now i'm going to pull out my icm and have it tested. What else could it be?

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

check you battery and make sure its good...otherwise ive seen other posts and it ended up being the ignition switch that was faulty

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

I have a 91 Honda Civic hatchback and its not getting fuel in its not getting spark but it will crank

6 of 6 people found this helpful.

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