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Old 07-08-2005, 10:34 PM
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Hey guys i need some help with my 97 civic ex. My engine starts but in a couple of seconds it stops immediately, also the rpm needle starts going crazy. anybody knows what might be causing this problem. My car is pretty much stock, except for my intake and cat back.
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Have you changed or added anything recently?
 
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Old 07-08-2005, 10:42 PM
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the last thing i did was a tune up, that was like two weeks ago where i change the fuel filter, the little rotor thing inside the distrubutor cap, the spark plugs and the oil.
 
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:37 PM
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any ideas guys? Please help
 
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Old 07-10-2005, 08:23 PM
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have you tryed resetting your ecu.......just a though[sm=smiley5.gif]
 
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What do you mean by your tachometer needle going crazy? Does the engine overrev as well or does the needle just jump around?
 
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Old 07-11-2005, 08:14 PM
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What do you mean by your tachometer needle going crazy? Does the engine overrev as well or does the needle just jump around?
It just they needle that jumps around, the engine stay normal.

Any ideas guys of what might be the problem for my car not starting.
 
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Old 07-11-2005, 08:19 PM
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I *think* this has been answered before in this topic... try looking around in older threads... i'd do it for you but im too tired.
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:41 PM
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man, me and my brother couldn't find the damn problem on my car that we ended up taking to the mechanic. Now today i'm going to pick it up, however it going cost me 400 dollars. man and it turn out to be a simple electrical problem from the ignition switch that my bro could have fixed it.[:@]
 
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