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1992 Honda Accord will not turn over when trying to start it

My 92 Accord will not catch and start when I turn the ignition. It sounds as though it wants to, but just won't grab. We have already tested the battery (which was old and bad), now there is a new one in there. Still nothing. I can confirm that it not the "clicking" sound you would get if it were the starter, but beyond that, I'm at a loss.

Someone mentioned to me that it could be flooded and to take the spark plugs out to let them dry?? But I believe it's a fuel injected car, so isn't flooding incredibly unlikely?

Please help, car is in my parking garage at work stranded....

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  • s1794d Dec 18, 2008

    Have who check it out? I've already confirmed that it is NOT the starter.....

  • mccforrest Dec 22, 2008

    Mine ('92 Accord, 190k) was starting just fine until last week when we had heavy fog locally for two straight days (may be coincidental). The car would not ignite the next morning, and I ran the battery down trying. I waited a couple of days (which were extremely cold, again, maybe coincidentally) then jumped it, and it started and ran for about 5 minutes, then died. The the starter would turn it over, but to no avail. No ignition. I towed it in to the garage, and three hours later got a call saying a new distributor was needed. Approximately $400 for diagnostics, labor and the part.



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Do you smell gas when you turn it over? If you do (and you probably do) Check to see if you have any spark (chances are you won't). I everything I metioned above is the case, replace the distributor. While you're at it if you haven't recently replaced the cap, rotor, wires, and plugs, (tune up) I would do it all at the same time. The distributor tends to run about 300 bucks but you'll only do it once. You are correct about the flooding being unlikely by the way.

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Change your starter it's bad but first have them check it out.

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