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92 honda civic ex starts but won't stay running - replaced relay

The other night, my son's 92 civic ex died on the way home. We haven't been able to start it since. The engine cranks and the car tries to start, and will actually run for a couple of seconds (roughly), then dies. I replaced the main relay under the driver's side knee rocker panel left side, and it did not solve the problem. What should I try next?

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Is the check engine light on?

Make sure all the sensors are still plugged in and are nice and tight. Then Check spark. Make sure it is getting a nice strong spark. If spark is fine I would check fuel pressure. Make sure it is getting proper fuel pressure. Make sure that their is nothing blocking the intake pipe. Pull the intake tube off at the throttle body and shoot some starting fluid in their while the engine is cranking over.

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Well not completely sure but would suggest first giving it a shot of ether in the airbox to see if starts better. to rule out a fuel issue. then ck into distributor. have you ck'd it for spark? is it weak? is it possible the timing belt jumped time?

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