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1990 Honda Accord Won't Start

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Guest Steve Westminster

okay here's the problem is that my honda accord LX won't start. it will crank and crank but it will not ignite. it is a manual and it also does have 186 thousand miles if someone could help me that would be great

 

 

 

thank you in advance in case i forget

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Guest Guest

you need to replace your main relay thats the only problem when you do that it will start

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Guest James

i had the same problem on my 1990 honda accord ex but is WAS NOT the main relay... it keeps blowing fuses as now i think it is the ecu part of the computer or it is the computer... i will let everyone know soon

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Guest MARK

MY 1991 ACCORD RAN OUT OF GAS. IPUT GAS IN IT AND COULD NEVER GET IT TO START AGAIN. REPLACED SPARK PLUGS,DIST CAP,COIL. IHAVE FUEL UP TO THE INJECTORS.HOWEVER,NO SPARK WHEN I PLACE SCEWDRIVER INTO THE PLUGS. FUEL PUMP COMES ON. WHAT SHOULD I DO???

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Guest Ramiro
MY 1991 ACCORD RAN OUT OF GAS. IPUT GAS IN IT AND COULD NEVER GET IT TO START AGAIN. REPLACED SPARK PLUGS,DIST CAP,COIL. IHAVE FUEL UP TO THE INJECTORS.HOWEVER,NO SPARK WHEN I PLACE SCEWDRIVER INTO THE PLUGS. FUEL PUMP COMES ON. WHAT SHOULD I DO???

same problem i have a 1990 honda accord and the fuel gets all the way to the fuel injectors then it stops. the thing is that when we put gas directly into the spark plugs it turns on for the time being til the gas burns up then dies. any answers i need help the main relay what does it look like. i started it 3 times today but just dies out help!!

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Guest caligirl
you need to replace your main relay thats the only problem when you do that it will start

ditto for me > I have a 1990 accord had the same problem it was like you said the main relay.

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Guest RAMIRO

IM REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP AND SEEING WHERE IT GOES FROM THERE?

COULD IT BE ANYTHING ELSE HELP ITS A 1990 HONDA ACCORD LX 2.2

ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED

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I have no assistance but i do have a similiar problem. 91 accord. F22B2 I think. I used to be able to start the car, drive it for awhile, then it would stall out. I'd have to leave it for an hour or so, then I it would start and I could drive it for another while. I've tried a new distributor (borrowed), I've replaced the fuel pump, the fuel regulator. Tomorrow I'm going to change the ecu I think, then I guess main relay. it has both fuel and spark. Very frustrating.

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IM REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP AND SEEING WHERE IT GOES FROM THERE?

COULD IT BE ANYTHING ELSE HELP ITS A 1990 HONDA ACCORD LX 2.2

ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED

It's a pain in the ass to change the fuel pump, you should check to see if you're getting fuel before you bother ripping the tank out.

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Guest WizzdoM

Hi there Everyone,

I Have Honda Accord '91 EX 2.0L , and have the same problem like

the most of you claim here.

If the car parks out in the sun it won't start till evening,

If I'm starting it in the morning it start but I cannot leave it parking during

the day outside cause it won't start,

anyhow I replaced anything you could ever think of,

changed Battery, plugs, fuel pump, dist. , plugs cables...etc. etc.

 

Yesterday I went to a specialist and after telling my story he said -

 

It's the zilion time I hear this Honda story about this Ignition problem

it's Honda's weakness in Accord and Civic in those years,

So what should I do ???

 

"You have to replace the Fuel Relay, or shorten it..."

 

and where could it be this relay ???

 

"In Accord it will be above your left leg and little bit left - and it's a double relay ,

 

In the Civic it's under the dash board so it's more complicated to replace "

 

that all he said , good luck everyone,

 

btw : I'm going this friday to fix it, let u know the rest after that...

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Guest Indiah

 

Hi Everyone-

I have a 1990 Honda Accord EX and recently I was out and stopped at a store and when I came out to leave my car would not start. It just turned over but didn't fire. I finally let it sit and my husband and I went back later and the car started. We got home and thought that everything was ok and the car didn't start later that evening. We thought that we would have a mechanic look at it and he told us that it was the distributor (?) We had that repaired and 1 week later the car does the same thing. The car will not start at all now...what could it be? Main relay?? I am not sure what it is....can anyone help out?

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Guest David Wood

There is a relay under the dash I belive they call it the FCM they are notorious for bad solder joints my Honda dealer fixed mine. They said they would solder it for 1/2 what a new module cost. Problem is when its hot and the solder expands it loses contact when the car cools, or you slam the door, or kick the tire it makes contact again, it took them about 10 minutes to fix and thats been 5 years ago and it never happened again., Hope this helps you! David

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Guest petey

hey guys i have been having the same problem with my honda accord 92. my car won't start if it has been sitting in the sun or is hot outside. it would crank but doesn't start. many people have this problem with hondas around this year and i found out that it is the main relay according to dealers and other mechanics. so i was hoping if anyone knows where i can find a website that shows you how to replace the main relay. let me know guys thanks ;)

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Guest David Wood
There is a relay under the dash I belive they call it the FCM they are notorious for bad solder joints my Honda dealer fixed mine. They said they would solder it for 1/2 what a new module cost. Problem is when its hot and the solder expands it loses contact when the car cools, or you slam the door, or kick the tire it makes contact again, it took them about 10 minutes to fix and thats been 5 years ago and it never happened again., Hope this helps you! David

I remembered the PFGMI relay controls the fuel and electrical, Honda charged $70.00 to solder it, and said a new module cost $140.00, five years ago, they let me watch them when they soldered it, and you could see a small dark ring in the solder pool at the pin that came through the circuit board, this was where the contact was making and breaking, there couldn't have been more than a few tenthousandths of an inch clearance so the heat would expand it enough to break contact, I had the same problem with my 1991 Cheverolet truck in the windsheild wiper module. Hope everyone gets fixed up OK! David Wood

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Guest lily

thanks everyone for your thoughts. My ex husband has a 91 honda accord and about a month ago he and my daughter went to the store and when they got back in the car it wouldnt start. It would turn over but wouldnt fire up. He had a friend look at it and told him it was the distributor we replaced that and still the same. I was reading your emails to him over the phone and he said he would go slam his door and see if it it was the main relay (never heard of it) but as I held on I could hear the car turning over then it fired up. Glad to hear he wasnt the only one with this problem. Thanks again.

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Guest dg1261

I've got the same problem with a 89 Accord--just cranks, just cranks, wait awhile, then it starts.

 

I repair electronic equipment, and relays and soldering is familiar territory, so I'd like to try the soldering fix on the main relay. But what's the purpose of the soldering? Am I just resoldering all connections to eliminate cold solder joints? Or am I soldering a jumper to bypass something? Looking at the wiring diagram, I'm half-inclined to solder a jumper from pin 5 to 7 to bypass one of the relays, but is that anything like the fix that's been mentioned here?

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Guest ange

Hi, I've had the same problem with my 90 Accord LX and I'm going nuts. I've replaced the battery, the battery cables, the spark plugs, the distributor and now the MAIN RELAY and my car still won't start!!! I can hear the fuel pump come on so I'm getting really frustrated. Anyway, I found great instructions for installing the main relay this morning and I did the job in less than ten minutes. The only trouble is the TIGHT squeeze under the dash. Anyway the website is:

 

http://home.earthlink.net/~michaelpkeefe/H...o_MainRelay.htm

 

If anyone has any other ideas for me....drop a line. Thanks.

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Guest dawgpound84

 

Hi Everyone-

I have a 1990 Honda Accord EX and recently I was out and stopped at a store and when I came out to leave my car would not start. It just turned over but didn't fire. I finally let it sit and my husband and I went back later and the car started. We got home and thought that everything was ok and the car didn't start later that evening. We thought that we would have a mechanic look at it and he told us that it was the distributor (?) We had that repaired and 1 week later the car does the same thing. The car will not start at all now...what could it be? Main relay?? I am not sure what it is....can anyone help out?

I had two similar problems: the first one was the car would turn over but not fire up..problem was a bad distribuor . Second problem i had was the battery light would light up a few times and then it cleared. The lights kept getting dimmer and then the car sputtered to a stop. had to recharge the battery and then limped back home. The problem was the original Alternator had finally gave up the ghost after 250k miles! I have hvae now gone through two alternators in the past two years! these after market units do not seem to have eneough juice!

 

Does anyone know what size ( Amps) alternator the original 91 accord had?

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Guest JetJumper
Hi, I've had the same problem with my 90 Accord LX and I'm going nuts. I've replaced the battery, the battery cables, the spark plugs, the distributor and now the MAIN RELAY and my car still won't start!!! I can hear the fuel pump come on so I'm getting really frustrated. Anyway, I found great instructions for installing the main relay this morning and I did the job in less than ten minutes. The only trouble is the TIGHT squeeze under the dash. Anyway the website is:

 

http://home.earthlink.net/~michaelpkeefe/H...o_MainRelay.htm

 

If anyone has any other ideas for me....drop a line. Thanks.

Hey, I have the same problem as you. I replaced Main relay, distrib, wires, everything!!! I am getting lots of Fuel, I have lots of spark, but it will not fire up. I have been looking around this entire week and I still have yet to figure out something. My last option sounds like replacing the Timing belt. But thats not an easy job! Anyone know an easy way to do that on these cars?!

 

Thanks!

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Guest vikki619

you mean im not the only one!?!?!

92 honda accord lx. 2 door

 

however props to Ms. (AKA MZHonda)

for last year instead of work being 35 miles rount trip working with in 10 miles round trip right now mz honda has a proud 253.000 miles. got in 96 at 58, 000 for 8.500 LOVER HER and has giving that extra just another 90days/3 monts for the last year prior to last.

 

glad to of known someone that told me my gets me to work gets me home lunch not including lunch. my honda's fule issue for not starting was not the pump, but the votage.

Not recommending but what we did. was alligator clip one end the other with the clip that slides like the one over speaker wires thicker wire (lower gage?) and it usually gives it enough kick to start.

 

but it seems from my readings that the relay chip? replaced could resove this? all this time and for the new not fixed by traditional methods issue?

 

WHERE TO FIND the part. I have spent in gas what i could have just purchased from an auto parts place 16-20 bucks for a detailed car book. sorry about the name of details lacking. ut anytime im at a location i ususlly browse the book for tips, tricks or reference

 

ABOUT Thoose interior door handles?

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Guest NK

I have the same problem. My '90 Accord won't start when it is hot. This is happening for the last 2 weeks. Yesterday, I changed the air filter, spark plugs and the wires, the distributor cap and the rotor inside it. After changing all this, I cranked up my car and it started just fine. I kept it running and after 3-4 minutes it just died. It was yesterday evening and not "hot" at all. I've been trying to start it ever since but it just cranks but won't start. Now, I'm not sure if I have a bad main relay or something else is a problem. I tried listening to the main relay "click" after setting the key in the ON position and I can hear it clicking. Some people mention that if you can hear your main relay "click" then the main relay is fine. I'm totally confused and not sure what needs to be done. At this point my car doesn't start at all, no matter how cold or hot it is outside. Please help.

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Guest ken james

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