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    Exclamation [HELP] No power to distributor (civic 95)

    I started by car in the evening to adjust the idle, and while it was running, I took out one of the spark plug wires from the distributor to check if current was fine in all wires (since it was idling low).

    However, after 6-7 seconds I took out the first wire (the top most you can see), the engine died. The car was on CNG.

    I tried starting the car again but it wouldnt. I thought maybe the idle needs adjusting, and tried adjusting the idle at different levels but the car still wouldnt start, neither on CNG, nor on petrol (yes there is petrol).

    Then after trying and testing several things, I opened the distributor cap to check for any oil/water since I recently had the car serviced. After cleaning the insides, it came to me that I should check for spark with the dist cap off. So I turned the key self was running with the distributor rotating, but I couldnt see any spark. To confirm this, I put the dist cap back on and took off one of the plug wires to see if there was any spark during ignition, but no spark.

    To further confirm this, I unplugged the wire going into the distributor, and checked for current coming to the distributor.

    Turns out THERE IS NO CURRENT coming to the distributor!

    Experts please let me know what things I should check for, and what can I do to have power back into the distributor (before inviting an electrician to my place).

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    Kashif


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    most likely you have burn your coil which provides current to the cap
    get it changed hardly costs 400~500
    as cheap coils are easily destroyed by water
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    thanks for the reply. The car was serviced on Friday. It has been running since then. All i did was take off one of the plug wires from the distributor to test the spark. There was spark, but after around 7 seconds the engine stopped. Can the coil burn like this while running?

    Also when I removed the distributor cap there was only some oil on the edges, nothing else suspicious.

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    check for the fuse box & ignition fuse either in the cabin or the engine bay also check the ceramic resistor over the ignition coil. am sorry thats all i can guide because I'm truly allergic to Honda ' CARs '
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    Oh but one thing I want to point out that there is no current coming into the distributor, so whether the coil is burnt or not, it doesnt make a difference if there is no current at all.

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    check the black/yellow (or yellow/black) wire for 12V +ve with switch on. If you dont have any power - then check the "engine" fuse in the fuse panel.
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    HELP No power to distributor civic 95 -1320834

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    check the black/yellow (or yellow/black) wire for 12V +ve with switch on. If you dont have any power - then check the "engine" fuse in the fuse panel.
    Can you (or someone) point out exactly which fuse? I checked all fuses in the car, next to battery, under steering, and all seem intact. Which specific fuse to check?

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    it is the coil
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    Turns out it WAS the coil. The electrician made me change the whole damn distributor coz he said there are oil leakages as well.

    Anyway, thanks to those who responded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverickiz3d View Post
    Turns out it WAS the coil. The electrician made me change the whole damn distributor coz he said there are oil leakages as well.
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    Anyway, thanks to those who responded!
    idoit mechnic made me change head gasket due to this coil fault and then 2 months later rings were donee
    at the end it was coil
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    thats impossible, if the coil was bad - you should still see 12V at the power feed wire going into the distributor.
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