Electrical & Lights 98 CR-V Problem

Discussion in '1st Generation (1995-2001)' started by Elby, Friday 18th Jan, 2013.

  1. Elby Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi Guys
    I have a 98 CR-V and last night I took my daughter home, as I was helping her out the car I left it ticking over and it just stopped and wouldn't start again.
    I checked the fuel guage and it was showing 1/4 of a tank, I killed the battery trying to start it so got a friend to tow me home and put the battery on charge and a gallon of petrol in it just in case the fuel guage had broke.
    Still wouldn't start.
    I hope someone can help me and tell me what's happened
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    30,120
    6,377
    516
    Hi and Welcome to AOC sorry to hear about the issues. There are too many variables involved here to say what has cause it.

    It will be a case of systematically inspecting and looking at things to understand what happened.
     
    Loading...
  3. Elby Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks for the welcome
    Just thought the same thing may have happened to someone else.
    I think it's a fuel problem but not 100% sure.
    Just seemed weird the way it just stopped, the car has been very reliable.
     
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    30,120
    6,377
    516
    When was the last time the car was serviced?
     
    Loading...
  5. Elby Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I've owned it for 3 months, the fella I bought it off said it was serviced just before that
     
  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    30,120
    6,377
    516
    It should not happen then, just wait for the others who may be able to give you some pointers.
     
    Loading...
  7. Elby Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks again
     
  8. i-DSI Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Belgium Aalst
    1,046
    300
    1
    You need to check 2 basic things:
    Ignition and petrol.
    Ignition: do you still see a spark?
    Petrol: fuel pump is dead.
    A dead fuel pump might be caused by the crash sensor (= inertia sensor) that cuts fuel when having an accident.
    Iginition: are all fuses ok? Do you see the immobi sensor light on your dashboard? Should be off.
     
    Last edited: Friday 18th Jan, 2013
    Loading...
  9. Elby Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks I'll check all that tomorrow.
    Tried to check fuses today but snow kept filling the fuse box so I gave up.
     
  10. i-DSI Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Belgium Aalst
    1,046
    300
    1
    You're welcome. Just thinking of it: you can check the fuel pump very simple. In all the cars I had you can hear the pump coming up a few seconds by switching on the ignition. If you hear nothing... problem area is narrowed down. Fuel pump is in the fuel tank.
     
    Loading...
  11. Elby Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Nice one, hopefully back on the road tomorrow

    Well chaps it was the inertia switch.
    Turns out my daughter much have hit it with her crutches as she got out the car.
     
    i-DSI and Ichiban like this.
  12. Ezeetrucker Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Baz Lincolnshire
    149
    26
    Glad you're all sorted, nothing worse than a dead car.
     
    Loading...
  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    30,120
    6,377
    516
    thanks goes to @i-DSI
     
    Loading...