92 Civic Won't Fire Plugs

Discussion in 'Civic' started by JD, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. JD

    jim Guest

    I know what you say is the problem and the dealer appears to be happy to
    oblige your foolishness.
    jim, Jul 8, 2010
  2. JD

    JD Guest

    I rolled the window up. :cool:
    JD, Jul 8, 2010
  3. JD

    JD Guest

    The repairs cost $1,226.04 for parts, labor and sales tax on the part.

    The car has been at the dealer since the middle of June.

    The dealer did not charge me for the second ignition and labor: $523.72

    The dealer did not charge me for the new igniter and coil in the
    distributor: $308. I have no idea what their labor would be for that but
    they didn't charge me for that either.

    They didn't charge me for any of the above because none of that fixed
    the problem.

    They did charge me $325 for diagnostics and to replace a part and they
    charged me $75 for the tow to the dealership since the problem was not
    from their earlier repairs. So labor was $400.

    They charged me $866.04 for a new Engine Control Module and sales tax on
    the part.

    I've only driven the car home. It didn't stall and it started but it's
    done that for up to three months until it fails. So time will tell. The
    technician says he was able to have the problem occur on a regular basis
    by starting the car and then letting it come to operating temperature
    and letting it set for 15 minutes and then it wouldn't start. He said it
    no longer does that.

    The dealer kept me appraised of the situation and never charged me for
    anything until I agreed to the price.

    If you don't hear from me then the problem is fixed. May be a few months
    before I know for sure.

    Now I don't want to sell it. It drives like a little sports car. SOB is
    fast and responsive for an 18 year old car.

    Thanks to everyone that tried to help. :cool:
    JD, Jul 28, 2010
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    jim beam Guest

    that sounds typical for main relay. $45 and about 10 minutes to
    diagnose /IF/ you know what you're doing. if you paid them with your
    credit card, you can use the credit card company to dispute the charge
    if they've misdiagnosed. time will tell.
    jim beam, Jul 28, 2010
  5. JD

    JD Guest

    I guess I forgot to mention that. They replaced the main relay and it
    did not solve the problem. The ECM was their last choice. I'm sorry that
    I'm not a Honda savant but even with all the recent repairs this 18 year
    old Civic has cost me less than $900 a year. That isn't bad.

    The dealership guarantees their work for 3 years or 50,000 miles. As you
    say, time will tell. :cool:
    JD, Jul 28, 2010
  6. JD

    jim beam Guest

    vital info!

    good. at your mileage, it should serve you another 18. enjoy!
    jim beam, Jul 28, 2010
  7. JD

    JD Guest


    I've thought it was repaired before. It took about four months before
    the problem reoccurred. The dealer repair guy said he was able to
    reproduce the problem with consistency and the only thing thing didn't
    work properly was the ECM. Something about incorrect voltage coming out
    of the ECM? I have a second car so I can test the Civic without being
    stranded too far from home.

    If I don't post back then it's good to go. :cool:
    JD, Jul 28, 2010
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    Dillon Pyron Guest

    At this point you need to get another $1300 worth of driving out of
    the sucker.

    - dillon I am not invalid

    Toby (Tri-Umph That's the Sweet Truth)
    March 1998 - June 2010
    What a dog. What a dog!
    Dillon Pyron, Jul 29, 2010
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