Reader Question Hello Austin,
I have just acquired a 1994 Honda Civic and it has stopped running. It killed on me at a stop and won’t start again. it has a new battery, distributor cap and rotor. The problem is it is still not getting fire to the engine to crank it. What do you advise could be the problem?
Why Hello Gail
If the engine has battery power…meaning the engine will crank over and over, but won’t start. I would first suspect a problem inside the distributor probably the igniter assembly. At one point in time Honda had an extended recall warranty on their igniters…this has been a few years, but might be worth calling your local dealership service department with your VIN number and tell them you suspect a bad igniter/distributor and is it under recall still.
If it is not under recall, and the distributor IS the problem, I would suggest you replace the entire distributor with a rebuilt one you can buy at your local auto parts store.