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There should not be that many wires in the area of the Crank Sensor.....The Crank Sensor Triggers the Ignition Function of the Distributor......What else is un plugged?......If any of your harness wires are unpinned from their prospective connectors, You have got major Problems.....You need a Service Manual now to Identify the loose wires by color code looking at the schematic in the manual.....Disconnect the Ground cable from Your battery when working on circuits under the hood or under the dash.....Good Luck...........

1998 Honda Civic... | Answered on Apr 04, 2019


Bolts don't have serial numbers. Use the remaining bolt as a sample when you go to the auto parts store. You can get the bolt from a hardware store too.

1998 Honda Civic... | Answered on Mar 13, 2016


You will need a suitable jack to support the engine for mount replacement. Some mount removel/replacement will require additional parts to be removed for access to the mounts. Experience is the biggest tool to have in your tool box for this type of repair as info on mount replacement is usually very scant

1998 Honda Civic... | Answered on Mar 03, 2016


It is important to lift the car off the ground with stands to get under the vehicle, if you are working on ground mounts or if you need to lift the motor. If you do lift the motor with a jack, make sure to use a 4 by 4 to cushion the aluminum oil pan. Do not overlift engine, you can break the oil pan if not careful.

1998 Honda Civic... | Answered on Mar 03, 2016


get the OBD codes read , these will tell you which switch/sensor is at fault ,

1998 Honda Civic... | Answered on May 23, 2015


The gear selector switch could be bad, that why its displaying two gears and it won't make the connection for park or neutral the position that it should crank over in.

1998 Honda Civic... | Answered on May 23, 2015


Your description does not mention fuel pump. That could be the next thing to check.

1998 Honda Civic... | Answered on Feb 09, 2014


hey Trenna.. well I'l try to be as simple as possible and take my time communicating with you until we can get a handle on it.. Normally this problem comes from the alternators rectifier circuit. Basically it controls the conversion from ac current to dc current. and the dipping lights suggest its dropping power.

now these lights get their power from the ACCESSORY system which is the same as what the cigarette and the factory radio gets its power from.. Follow so far ??

so now we have to look at 3 things..
The amount of power going to the system, (the alternator should always be pushing around 13.5 volts)

The kind of power AC/ DC.. (its always dc but if the rectifier or regulator is broken some ac will leak in)..

and for a short circuit in the wiring for the accessories.

can you get your son in law to double check his wiring and find the missing cigarette lighter wires, and also if he has a Volt meter to check the amount of current coming from the alternator to the battery while the car is idling ??

i know you said your not a car person so we will need some one to help out with all the testing work..

Btw the SRS light is the air bag click system located in the steering wheel. Its what triggers the airbags in case of an accident. Normally from constant turning these wires get broken and the clock mechanism needs to be replaced.

1998 Honda Civic... | Answered on Dec 30, 2012


was the car in any accident? if not then maybe the area has been compromised.

1998 Honda Civic... | Answered on Sep 11, 2012


If you are revving an engine to 3000 rpm while in neutral then you are engaging the a rev limiter that is there to limit engine damage.

https://www.civicforums.com/forums/36-mechanical-problems-vehicle-issues-fix-forum/198513-rev-limiter-kicks-3900rpm.html

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