AutoMD ... 1/21/2014
1997 Honda Civic EX 4 Cyl 1.6L
97 Civic Ex tries to crank, but will not start. Where to start troubleshooting?
This problem just arose today out of nowhere. I wasn't having any previous problems with the car. My fuel level was pretty low so when I went outside and it wouldn't start, my initial thought was I had ran it too low and didn't have enough fuel for it to fire. So I put about 3 gallons in the tank and tried again. Same result. The engine tries to start up but will not.
Stay with the basic flow of diagnostics first. Check for ignition spark. Yes / No ?