I've had this issue a number of times with my 91 dx hatch. I had a simiular problem. I am also getting spark. My mechanic cannot locate the cause. Hi This is the first time I have posted anywhere so excuse me if I don't do it completely right Anyway.
I barely got up the hill. The timing belt is fine and lined up correctly-the timing is not off. So, I am getting fuel. I may ask some more questions on this forum as to how to fix some of this stuff. Unplug it and take it apart. Just remove the rear bottom seat and you will see an access panel remove it and well.
Prise the white plastic cover off the rotary switch terminals. But I have some new information anyway. I would try to siphon all or as much as you can from the tank. The distributor cap is only about a year and a half old, along with the rotor. Then file solder pools flatter so that the switch will rotate smoothly. After I posted my first message today, I went and changed the spark plug wires too.
I now suspect the main relay or distributer. The model I worked on is a right hand drive but I am sure it would be the same but on your left. I cannot find how to get the rotor off. One day, when we cranked the engine, no lights were flashing. Just remove the rear bottom seat and you will see an access panel remove it and well.
I suggest you use a diagram though. We think both of them are. Also it seems to happen more frequently when the weather is hot. It gives me trouble starting back up and I have to hold the gas down and hope it starts back up. Now, this morning, i went outside to see if it would start and it would not. Fuel pump, pressure regulator, injectors, etc. I had a rebuilt one put in 2 years ago and it failed.
But I don't think it would be the main relay again because the car won't start at all this time. If your getting a code, it would be soooo much more helpful then us guessing for what to check next. Car runs great, even on regular-octane fuel. And my neighbor did not think the fuel injectors were the problem because the car would not even start up when he put some starter fluid into the air intake chamber. When we tried to start the car today, we had not tried in 3 days. Find the perfect fuel pump replacement for Honda Civic from your local AutoZone to ensure quality performance that's sure to last for the long haul.
Center Firewall, a black or silver if aftermarket canister affixed with a thick strap type clamp, 2 hoses going to it. However, the 2nd and subsequent attempts, the car seemed to not want to start at all. The first time we tried today, the car seemed like it was trying to start. Just remove the rear bottom seat and you will see an access panel remove it and well. I understand what you are saying on how to do the compression test, but not so sure about how to do the fuel test. Reassemble carefully noting order of disassembly and it will work fine again, till it wears out again, hopefully in the distant future! The panel directly below the steering column comes off as it being held by clips. He advised me to go and get some 44K and put it in the gas tank.
I await any insight as a result of this new information. It's possible, see if the plugs are black and oily on the end, if this is the case then it is possibe. Basically I found that it would cut off after letting the key spring back to the run position. It should be an easy fix. You can do this by unhooking the latches that hold the tank under the car. Let me know if you find a solution to your problem and I'll let you know if I do! When we towed it back to his garage we took most of the electrical apart and found nothing.
Also, at the bottom of the air intake tube, there was a pool of gas. He is thinking that the spark is the problem. It did not want to accelerate. Of course, the mechanic had a list of about 50 other things that are wrong with my car: warped rotors, leaking water pump, damaged muffler, distributor having internal oil leak, the master cylinder leaking, etc. This car problem is really getting to be frustrating and I do not really have money to tow it to a mechanic and have him fix it. And one more that the turning signal lamp screws into. Problem did not return after these repairs.