Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: 95 Civic will not start it cranks but doesn't turn on

asked by on

My 95 Civic would idle high and and turn off once in a while now it just will not start the fuel pump turns on when I check the error codes it would blink 3 times pause and then 3 more timespause 3 more times.. any suggestions on what I should look at
My car has an automatic transmission.

The code 3 is for the manifold absolute pressure sensor. These sensors are known to go bad. There are used and cheap aftermarket ones online that do not always fix the problem. I’d recommend using a quality replacement part to fix the problem. Have a system pinpoint test done on the MAP sensor and seal. You should get your car inspected by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, who can diagnose your starting issue and repair it as necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 95 Civic will not start it cranks but doesn't turn on

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: P0011 trouble code and there is a loud noise behind the engine.

Hi there. The code P0011 is stored for the camshaft position sensor is not registering to the computer. Check the camshaft position sensor and see if its working and plugged in. It is possible that the sensor has failed and...

Q: Car has rough idle and ticks.

If the engine has low compression on one cylinder it is usually an indication of a damaged valve seat or possibly a bad head gasket. If it is also accompanied by a ticking noise then there may be an issue...

Q: Starter is loose

Hello a loose starter is something you should have repaired and inspected sooner than later to avoid damage to where the starter mounts. If the starter brakes it mounting tabs or cracks the mount, the repair could be expensive due...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.