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92 honda accord intermittent crank but no start/ tranny issues

1992 Honda Accord has intermittent crank but no start condition- accompanied by flashing drive light. Tested coil when this happens and there is no spark from the coil. Coil tests ok. Problem only happens when the car is hot and will usually resolve itself after car cools down. Sometimes the car will finally start, but the auto tranny will not have first or fourth gear- accompanied by flashing drive light. Already replaced coil just incase.

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  • spaceglass Sep 28, 2008

    I did some more research and found that i may have a bad main relay. so I removed the relay and re-soldered it. I guess from the factory they somtimes did not use enough solder so the contacts would seperate. since this repair no more problem. thank you all for your time

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I know that early 90's Honda's had problems and in fact a recall on the distributor. Might want to replace the distributor. Inside of the distributor is a part called the igniter which is the ignition module and that is what normally goes out. I cannot remember if you have to replace the whole distributor to get the igniter or if you can just replace the igniter itself. Has been a few years since I have worked on one. hope this helps but if not please contact me. I'm not sure about the drive light flashing thing though, new one on me.

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