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I have a 98 hx with a d16y8 swap with supporting ecu. I got

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I have a 98 hx with a d16y8 swap with supporting ecu. I got on the interstate this morning and the motor bogged down and when I clutched in the engine died. When I popped the hood everything looked fine except a ground wire running from my valve cover to the body was snapped off. Could this cause the vehicle to not start?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

Yes, a broken ground wire can cause the engine to die and not restart, so this should be the first thing done to resolve the issue. If still not starting afterwards, then spark, fuel and compression need to be tested to see which is missing