I’m Not Getting A Spark From My Ignition To The Spark Plugs. It Won’t Even Start When I Try To Do It Manually.

Posted in Ignition Systems | Asked on Sep 11, 2010

I’ve checked the spark plugs, and they’re alright. When I try to start it manually, it cranks, but nothing happens. When I try to use the key, nothing at all happens, it doesn’t even crank. Any suggestions?
I’ve checked the spark plugs, and they’re alright. When I try to start it manually, it cranks, but nothing happens. When I try to use the key, nothing at all happens, it doesn’t even crank. its a 93 honda civic del sol. four cylinder. Any suggestions?

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  1. Mark S says:

    Possible battery connections/ fuse problem
    if you happened to jump start this car wrong it will blow the main fuse.
    check all of the fuses and connections first.

  2. Tyrone G says:

    Theres alot to your ignition system starting at the timing belt/chain and ending at the spark plugs unfortunately I would need to know what particularly car/truck/boat/plane your working on.

  3. L. S says:

    Ok I need to know a few things, what are u talking about when u try to start it “manually” do u mean push pop it? Is it a stick car? (clutch driven). How did you check the spark plugs? is it a coil pack or distributor? To get a car to start it MUST have 3 things…Air, Spark, and Gas. Air is self explanatory, Gas_ when u turn the car “on” can u hear the fuel pump prime/power up? Spark to test a spark plug “old school” way, take the spark plug wire out, connect a spark plug to it, with a pair of spark plug pliers ground it close to a bolt that’s connected to the frame..or the alternator bolt will help if it can’t reach far enough. If all is good and there is spark, check your fuses, sometimes “1″ blown fuse will kill a drive-ability of a car quick. if it’s all good then check to see if ur timing belt is good and still on, then if that passes u may need to see if ur “in time”, it may have jumped. Good Luck.

  4. Slacks_ej2 says:

    -Check your ground cables, especially around the transmission and starter area. (That problem plagued me for a while)

    -Be sure to check all of your fuses as well to make sure nothing is shorting out.

    -Check to make sure you are getting fuel. (Do the spark plugs smell?)

    -Finally make sure you are on timing with the TDC mark and your firing order is right from the distributor.

  5. Emo Super Star says:

    Hi there,

    A main issue with the honda not getting spark, has nothing to do with the fuel. Spark issues is probably the problem from your distributor.

    A main problem I see common with the honda’s are the coil in the distributor. But there can be the rotor too (but that doesn’t cut out the spark to nothing).

    I dont know what your car is but here is a site for you.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4509347_replace-ignition-coil-honda-accord.html ^(http://www.carparts21.com/goto/http://www.ehow.com/how_4509347_replace-ignition-coil-honda-accord.html)