1996 Honda Civic LX 4 Cyl 1.60L
wont start just keeps cranking and cranking
Okay i got this car in running shape the whole hour test drive and the drive home and to the store no issues i started it and was coming home when i hit the street to turn on the main road my RPMs started to bug out went from 1500 up to like 5k 6k 7k did that like 2 3 times than car stalled started its self back up drove me home turned car off restarted and started and ran fine so i let it sit over night when out there the next day to start it and wont start. has spark on all four plugs. fuel filter was changed fuel looks good gets the engine the thing is when turning the car over the engine light goes off after two 2nds the d4 light stays light and it just keeps cranking and cranking no start spray a little starting fluid and it started but ran rough as hell checked the timing its okay the cam spins and i have spark with new plugs. i checked over all the grounds expect the tranny ground haven't found it yet. when cranking two the speedo goes from 0 to 15 or 20?? strange ??? i went up
I think the fuel pump relay is junk. The fact that you sprayed starting fluid and it ran attests to the lack of fuel as a cause. The Civic and Accord are both well known for bad fuel pump relays, otherwise referred to as a main relay. It is behind the left side of the dash.