I Don’t Think My Fuel Is Getting To My Carburetor, Car Stopped While Driving, Wont Start Help Please.

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    Alright, So first i have a 1993 Honda Civic SI hatchback. Its always been very well taken care of and rarely driven.

    Anyways, so i was driving on the service road earlier today, about 10minutes after i left my house, and i was in 4th gear and then i noticed the car was going slower, so i pressed the gas but nothing happened, then i put it in 3rd gear and pressed the gas still nothing.

    So i put my signal and turned into the nearest entrence which happened to be some old parking lot, while i was turning i noticed that the power steering was most likely not working as it was hard to turn and all. The car was still running.

    I shut off the car and it wouldn’t start again, I checked the engine and everything seemed alright, it was not leaking anything.

    The car turns over but the gas does not get to the carb (i dont think so)

    Im thinking of going tonight, checking the fuse box, Which fuse box should i check? What else should i check? What do you think the problem might be? Thanks.

    There are 6 Answers for "I Don’t Think My Fuel Is Getting To My Carburetor, Car Stopped While Driving, Wont Start Help Please."

    1. Hurst1979olds says:

      I would pick up a spark tester to see if it is getting spark. Try spraying starting fluid into the intake tube with the air filter removed. If it fires and shuts off then its something fuel related. If someone is with you then you can have someone just keep spraying the starting fluid in there and could keep it running until you stop spraying. Check relays, fuses, fuel pump.

    2. Holly says:

      My 99 dodge durango did this 2 months ago. my fuel lines were clogged and my fuel filter was absolutely disgusting! thats all that was wrong with my car, i took it to sears and it cost me about 300 to clean my fuel lines and put in a new fuel filter.

    3. Baja_man_2004 says:

      JUST FROM EXPERIENCE I DONT THINK ITS FUEL CHECK YOUR TIMMING BELT THE CAR SOUNDS LIKE ITS TURNNING OVER BUT ITS NOT, IF YOU BROKE THE TIMMING BELT YOU MOST LIKELEY NEED TO REABUILD THE HEAD CAUSE YOU MOST LIKELEY BENT SOME RODS

    4. Erics Towing & Auto Sales Inc. says:

      Give it a shot of starting fluid and crank if it starts then you have a fuel problem.

      You can also take the off the air cleaner and crack the throttle and look down the carb and c if there is any gas as you move the throttle

    5. Jackieohmygosh says:

      I agree with baja man, sounds like a belt broke witch would cause the power steering pump to stop working(hard to turn). Lack of power could be a bad sign. Use starting fluid as suggested and see if it starts. If it dose then its fuel problem. Make sure you have fuel.

    6. Llano says:

      Ok, if ur car has a carb like you said then take the air filter cleaner lid off and look down the carb and press the throttle, you should see fuel, if not then find ur fuel filter and take it off, then replace with a new one. but if you are getting fuel (by looking down the carb and pumping the throttle you should see it spray) oh and is it making an odd noise when you try and start it? if so then it could be the timing belt, if you need some more help my email is LlanoC@rocketmail.com