'93 civic, engine cuts out while driving on highway ?

Discussion in 'Civic' started by robb, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. robb

    robb Guest

    hi,

    haven't ben here in a while but now i'm back with perplexing
    problem.

    i was driving along highway 70 mph and the engines just ** cuts
    out **
    no warning, no sputter, no bucking, no shimmer, no funny noises
    {clunks, thudss nothing}

    engine truns over fine, power going to everything fuses look ok,
    half-tank of gas

    is the that RELAY problem can't remember what it was called ?

    need help and ideas,
    thanks,
    rob
     
    robb, Nov 11, 2007
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  2. robb

    robb Guest

    hi,
    haven't ben here in a while but now i'm back with
    perplexingproblem.

    i was driving along highway 70 mph and the engines just ** cuts
    out **
    no warning, no sputter, no bucking, no shimmer, no funny noises
    {clunks, thuds nothing}

    engine turns over fine, power going to everything fuses look ok,
    half-tank of gas

    is this that RELAY problem can't remember what it was called ?

    need help and ideas,
    thanks,
    rob
     
    robb, Nov 11, 2007
    #2
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  3. robb

    robb Guest

    hi,
    haven't ben here in a while but now i'm back with
    perplexingproblem.

    i was driving along highway 70 mph and the engines just ** cuts
    out **
    no warning, no sputter, no bucking, no shimmer, no funny noises
    {clunks, thuds nothing}

    engine turns over fine, power going to everything fuses look ok,
    half-tank of gas

    is this that RELAY problem can't remember what it was called ?

    need help and ideas,
    thanks,
    rob
     
    robb, Nov 11, 2007
    #3
  4. robb

    robb Guest

    hi,
    haven't ben here in a while but now i'm back with
    perplexingproblem.

    i was driving along highway 70 mph and the engines just ** cuts
    out **
    no warning, no sputter, no bucking, no shimmer, no funny noises
    {clunks, thuds nothing}

    engine turns over fine, power going to everything fuses look ok,
    half-tank of gas

    is this that RELAY problem can't remember what it was called ?

    need help and ideas,
    thanks,
    rob
     
    robb, Nov 11, 2007
    #4
  5. robb

    Tegger Guest



    Does it eventually restart?

    Igniter or coil. Most likely igniter.
     
    Tegger, Nov 11, 2007
    #5
  6. robb

    Tegger Guest



    Does it eventually restart?

    Igniter or coil. Most likely igniter.
     
    Tegger, Nov 11, 2007
    #6
  7. robb

    Tegger Guest



    Does it eventually restart?

    Igniter or coil. Most likely igniter.
     
    Tegger, Nov 11, 2007
    #7
  8. robb

    robb Guest

    Hi Tegger,
    Thanks for the help and reply.

    no, it did not and does not restart.

    Is there a way to test the ignitor ? i have basic electronic
    diagnostic tools eg. Multi-Meter ?

    thanks again for your help,
    rob
     
    robb, Nov 11, 2007
    #8
  9. robb

    robb Guest

    Hi Tegger,
    Thanks for the help and reply.

    no, it did not and does not restart.

    Is there a way to test the ignitor ? i have basic electronic
    diagnostic tools eg. Multi-Meter ?

    thanks again for your help,
    rob
     
    robb, Nov 11, 2007
    #9
  10. robb

    robb Guest

    Hi Tegger,
    Thanks for the help and reply.

    no, it did not and does not restart.

    Is there a way to test the ignitor ? i have basic electronic
    diagnostic tools eg. Multi-Meter ?

    thanks again for your help,
    rob
     
    robb, Nov 11, 2007
    #10
  11. robb

    Tegger Guest


    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/faq.html#startrun

    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/startproblems.html#badigniter
     
    Tegger, Nov 11, 2007
    #11
  12. robb

    Tegger Guest


    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/faq.html#startrun

    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/startproblems.html#badigniter
     
    Tegger, Nov 11, 2007
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  13. robb

    Tegger Guest


    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/faq.html#startrun

    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/startproblems.html#badigniter
     
    Tegger, Nov 11, 2007
    #13
  14. robb

    motsco_ Guest

    --------------------------------

    Look inside the valve cover (oil filler cap) while cranking. If nothing
    is moving, it's the Timing Belt. Removing the distributor cap will
    confirm the same, while cranking for a second.

    'Curly'
     
    motsco_, Nov 11, 2007
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  15. robb

    robb Guest

    You got it Tegger,
    Ignitor had failed *off*. i connected it up with bulb trick and
    it would not switch , then i compared to a new one which switches
    just fine.


    One more question : when i lifted the distributor cap i found the
    *spring* that sits between the coil and the distributor cap ...
    well the top part was bent way over and appears that it was not
    making the connection it should with the cap. *BUT* rather it was
    just a spark gap. There is a nice burned spot on the small metal
    contact post that is up in the distributor cap

    Ques: Could that condition where the contatct spring between
    the *Coil* and the *Cap* is not connected cause stress on the
    ignitor or thew coil and maybe cause pre-mature failure ?

    my reasoning being that a spark gap was causing some parts of the
    ignition system to work harder maybe due to less performance from
    the double sparking that had to occur ?

    thanks so much for the help ,
    rob
     
    robb, Nov 12, 2007
    #15
  16. robb

    robb Guest

    You got it Tegger,
    Ignitor had failed *off*. i connected it up with bulb trick and
    it would not switch , then i compared to a new one which switches
    just fine.


    One more question : when i lifted the distributor cap i found the
    *spring* that sits between the coil and the distributor cap ...
    well the top part was bent way over and appears that it was not
    making the connection it should with the cap. *BUT* rather it was
    just a spark gap. There is a nice burned spot on the small metal
    contact post that is up in the distributor cap

    Ques: Could that condition where the contatct spring between
    the *Coil* and the *Cap* is not connected cause stress on the
    ignitor or thew coil and maybe cause pre-mature failure ?

    my reasoning being that a spark gap was causing some parts of the
    ignition system to work harder maybe due to less performance from
    the double sparking that had to occur ?

    thanks so much for the help ,
    rob
     
    robb, Nov 12, 2007
    #16
  17. robb

    robb Guest

    You got it Tegger,
    Ignitor had failed *off*. i connected it up with bulb trick and
    it would not switch , then i compared to a new one which switches
    just fine.


    One more question : when i lifted the distributor cap i found the
    *spring* that sits between the coil and the distributor cap ...
    well the top part was bent way over and appears that it was not
    making the connection it should with the cap. *BUT* rather it was
    just a spark gap. There is a nice burned spot on the small metal
    contact post that is up in the distributor cap

    Ques: Could that condition where the contatct spring between
    the *Coil* and the *Cap* is not connected cause stress on the
    ignitor or thew coil and maybe cause pre-mature failure ?

    my reasoning being that a spark gap was causing some parts of the
    ignition system to work harder maybe due to less performance from
    the double sparking that had to occur ?

    thanks so much for the help ,
    rob
     
    robb, Nov 12, 2007
    #17
  18. robb

    jim beam Guest

    quite possibly, although the igniter should be able to cope with full
    open circuit discharge. it's academic at this stage - you need a new
    distributor cap and rotor, and you already have a new igniter. now
    you'll be set for the next several years.
     
    jim beam, Nov 12, 2007
    #18
  19. robb

    jim beam Guest

    quite possibly, although the igniter should be able to cope with full
    open circuit discharge. it's academic at this stage - you need a new
    distributor cap and rotor, and you already have a new igniter. now
    you'll be set for the next several years.
     
    jim beam, Nov 12, 2007
    #19
  20. robb

    jim beam Guest

    quite possibly, although the igniter should be able to cope with full
    open circuit discharge. it's academic at this stage - you need a new
    distributor cap and rotor, and you already have a new igniter. now
    you'll be set for the next several years.
     
    jim beam, Nov 12, 2007
    #20
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