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Q: My 1996 Honda civic won't start asked by Joel S on February 28, 2017 I drove to a Gas Station to use the ATM, car was fine. Walked out of the store and started my car, then drove it to a pump so I could clean my windshield. When I got back in the car it started right up no problem but immediately started sputtering and then died. I let it sit for a minute then proceeded to try and start it again but it wouldn't start. The engine will turn over just fine but will not fire. I tested all spark plugs and didn't get spark so I replaced the main relay switch and the distributor. I have spark now but the car still won't fire. The engine sounds like it wants to start when I first turn the key but sputters out quick and won't do it again unless I let it sit for a while and try again. I have fuel pressure at fuel filter and fuel rail. All fuses are good. I'm lost

My car has 240000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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