Chances of having bad spark plugs and wires

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by John, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have a 95' Honda Civic EX (1.6) and just got done with replacing the
    Distributor (ICM,Coil) and starter. What are my chances of having bad spark
    plugs and wires since my car will not fire up?

    John, Jan 20, 2004
  2. The chances of wires just all of a sudden going bad to the point that a car
    will not start is pretty low. I suspect since you just replaced all these
    parts and the car doesn't start that your attempt at the correct diagnosis
    was put put on the backburner while the illogical method of shot gunning
    this car took over. In other words I am guessing you just threw a bunch of
    parts at the car in an attempt to get it fixed. I would consider getting a
    correct shop manual and following the correct diagnostic procedures.

    I have done the same thing as have many people and just bought parts
    thinking they might work without really doing any proper testing before

    CaptainKrunch, Jan 20, 2004
  3. John

    KtownHondaBoy New Member

    May 23, 2018
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    three things to check when your car wont start. Fire, fuel, and compression my friend.. get a test light make sure your getting spark to your plugs .. if you are the check fuel pressure... and if thats good make sure your valves have compression. And check the main relay under the steering wheel ..that big ol relay goes bad your car def wont start and its know to happen alot on hondas .. hope you get it fix bud and maybe something helped.. im not a great mechanic myself yet but you dont get experience without trying lol
    KtownHondaBoy, May 23, 2018
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    ravensod Active Member

    May 28, 2018
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    Try to pull the codes to get ideas on the possible culprits.
    ravensod, Dec 28, 2018
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