My 89 Honda Civic wouldn't stay running. Shuts off sometimes while driving.

20

Asked by mslee Aug 06, 2013 at 06:16 PM about the 1989 Honda Civic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 89 Honda Civic shuts off sometimes while I"m driving.  Fuel injector cleaner helped some.  But now the key won't turn all the way in the ignition.  I was told to try wd40 and the ignition fuse I have in it is rigged.  So may need to be changed.  But didn't think that would affect my key not turning fully to start it.  Any ideas?

13 Answers

the ignition module might not be getting sufficient ground...clean the end of the 1/0 battery cable as it bolts to the chassis with a wirebrush...as you suggest an ignition switch could be at fault too~

20

Thank you. Will take a look

1 people found this helpful.

attack the ground lug with a wirebrush~...please~

34,945

the cleaner did nothing in the fuel , move on, the switch is failing on column breaking contact!

20

Okay so can't even figure this out until I figure out how to disable the antitheft lock system on this vehicle. I am thinking that is the reason I can't get the key to turn in the inition. Any suggestions to unlocking the antitheft system? 89 honda civic

495

listen to the judge I had a 88 hatch with a bad coil and just bought a new distributor.

okay fuse 2 (integrated control unit) if blown may be the joker here~

look at fuses 1 and 2, this fuse description chart isn't from 89....look at your fuse panel for anything that may pertain to the ignition switch problem you're having~

1 people found this helpful.

this seems a little closer~

1 people found this helpful.

...still fuse 2 "starter signal" is gonna be the one~

ah....the "Main relay" supporting ignition control may be the ticket~

was actually looking for an "ingition relay" like the kind that Jeeps have, and came up with this ignition module~

Your Answer:

Civic

Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

CarGurus has 7,684 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,450.

Postal Code:

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    ColdinMA
    Reputation
    1,840
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,720
  • #3
    Guru9CNGV
    Reputation
    1,690
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
39 Great Deals out of 1,647 listings starting at $100
Used Toyota Corolla
180 Great Deals out of 5,861 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota Camry
51 Great Deals out of 2,115 listings starting at $3,333
Used Ford Mustang
33 Great Deals out of 977 listings starting at $3,999
Used Volkswagen Jetta
77 Great Deals out of 2,356 listings starting at $1,195
Used Honda Accord Coupe
7 Great Deals out of 153 listings starting at $1,566
Used Nissan Sentra
60 Great Deals out of 2,486 listings starting at $2,999
Used Hyundai Sonata
33 Great Deals out of 1,273 listings starting at $2,699

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Honda Civic For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 3,696 listings starting at $1,755
2019 Honda Civic For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 368 listings starting at $15,999
2018 Honda Civic For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 727 listings starting at $10,988
2017 Honda Civic For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 706 listings starting at $10,900
2016 Honda Civic For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 565 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.