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CrownMe
08-10-2009, 03:08 PM
Hey,

I got this issue where my car doesn't start after it rains. Like if its been raining for like 15-20 minutes and I try and start it no problem. But if its been raining hard or raining for a long time, there's no chance of the car starting. And it wont start till the sun is out and every bit of moisture has been dried up.

All it does is crank, nothing else... any ideas?

its a 94 Civic Si (no other issues whatsoever)

Ninja Primate
08-10-2009, 03:10 PM
Moisture. Something isnt sealed up that should be. Probably near the MAF or the PCM.

hatemonger
08-10-2009, 03:10 PM
could be as simple as the air filter. water is getting in to the ditributor cap maybe.

tRiGgEr
08-10-2009, 03:12 PM
Put your hood back on...

You don't have supercharger in that Si...

ThatChevyGuy
08-10-2009, 03:12 PM
put a sheet of paper over your motor and after it rains you can see where its leaking? idk

plugitin
08-10-2009, 03:12 PM
is there a dizzy cap on these? Thinking theirs probably coil packs...but i might be wrong as a i dont know hondas very well. Water is getting somewhere it shouldn't, something is broke or not tight. air filter is a great place to start...

Coolwazabi
08-10-2009, 03:16 PM
water in the air intake ? that happens everyone in awile with mine it i hit a huge puddle

CrownMe
08-10-2009, 03:57 PM
Put your hood back on...

You don't have supercharger in that Si...


^^ hahah trust me, I'm not one of those dudes.

Yea I'm assuming something needs to be sealed up, I'll check out some of the things u guys suggested, thanks :)

martyna
09-01-2009, 02:47 AM
Use a sheet for checking the leakage..
its the good idea..........

pooja84
09-14-2009, 06:31 AM
My suggestion would be the same as above, cover your full car with a sheet of paper and then check out the leakage problem.

badvlvo
09-15-2009, 10:35 AM
You have most of your ignition under the distributor cap on that Honda. Next time it gives you trouble look in there for moisture. Inside you will find 3 different pickups, an ignition module, the ignition coil and the rotor.

D.Joymn
10-23-2009, 10:57 PM
My car wont start and I was wanting to see what I could check, before taking it to a mechanic. I turn the key and nothing happens. please help.

NhustlaR
10-23-2009, 11:00 PM
when it's dry- start the car open the hood and spray the engine compartment w. a soap and water solution. Where you see sparks that my friend is where the problem is. Maybe an ignition coil or spark plug wire may be at fault. try that first- if there's no spark bring it to the mechanic

thericanballer
10-23-2009, 11:00 PM
take it to a mechanic :confused:

prophecy
11-23-2009, 10:27 PM
change the distributor cap and rotor check the wires and plugs. If it still happens then u need a distributor.

TMali
11-23-2009, 10:32 PM
Hey,

I got this issue where my car doesn't start after it rains. Like if its been raining for like 15-20 minutes and I try and start it no problem. But if its been raining hard or raining for a long time, there's no chance of the car starting. And it wont start till the sun is out and every bit of moisture has been dried up.

All it does is crank, nothing else... any ideas?

its a 94 Civic Si (no other issues whatsoever)

move to the south pole, i hear it never rains there

JBGabriel
11-24-2009, 01:33 PM
My bet is the ignition coil. As said before, when its dry start the car up and spray water on the coil, distributor, etc. You will find your problem

CrownMe
11-24-2009, 06:09 PM
hey guys, thanks for all your suggestions, I ended up finding the problem, I just used silicone spray to coat my distributor cap, wires, and plugs, and it starts like a charm in the rain.

Thanks for ur help and input