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My honda prelude 88 won't start - 1988 Honda Prelude

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Check the main fuse. It is the only one that has bolts on each side of it. Use a wire and go from one side to the other. If it starts, replace the fuse. There is also a dual relay under the dash that goes bad. Two plugs and it is brown in color. Drivers side left of the steering coloumn

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If it doesn't start due to weak battery:
Check the battery like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.
If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
Check that the battery cable plus post, goes to the starter, Minus post to a good ground, like the engine.
If wiring is ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter.
Problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear or starting relay, Have someone bang on the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging the bendix gear..
Hope this helps.

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DOES IT CRANK OVER/IF NO CLEAN YOUR BATTERY CABLES AND CHARGE OR REPLACE YOUR BATTERY.IF STILL NOT STARTING PULL ONE SPARK PLUG OUT AND CHECK FOR SPARK.THEN CHECK FOR FUEL/

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SOURCE: Replacing engine of 91 3rd Gen prelude with a 88 3rd Gen prelude

if they both are the 2.0L they are the sme thing.

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SOURCE: o2 sensor

the secondary O2 sensor is located behind the outlet of the main catalytic converter, it is also know as a catalyst efficiency monitor.

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SOURCE: ground wires on 88 honda prelude

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SOURCE: timing marks for 88 honda prelude

Hi, this timing mark is for the 85 model, but they are the same..
Click on the following direct Link. It has the Timing Belt Diagrams with Marks for the Camshaft and Crankshaft AND Guidelines that you will need.
"Align Mark on Camshaft Sprocket with the Valve Cover Surface."
It also has a variety of other Diagrams for your future use.
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SOURCE: 88 honda prelude double over head cam timing marks

there is a arrow on each cam lets call them north, you will also see marks at east and west to level cams, east and west need to be parallel were the head mets the valve cover while north points up done. Also there is a mark on the flywheel on the crank that needs to point north as well If you have the plastic cover on the lower you will see a plactic to line it up to.

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Hi Lasbs, Check the ignition timing and adjust with a stroboscopic timing light. The correct timing should be 10 degrees BTDC. If the vehicle is fitted with a carburetor, I believe it needs adjusting correctly, or with the Honda carb, it may be easier to replace it. If the vehicle is fuel injection carry out a diagnostic scan. Also make sure that all vacuum tubes are fitted tightly and that there are no cracks or broken joints. Regards John

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the secondary O2 sensor is located behind the outlet of the main catalytic converter, it is also know as a catalyst efficiency monitor.

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You can download the entire manual from www.pdftown.com
Here is the link to the shop manual for the 88 prelude that I used to do my Cam Belt.
http://pdftown.com/Honda-Prelude-1988-Service-Manual.html
Hope this helps...

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Replacing engine of 91 3rd Gen prelude with a 88 3rd Gen prelude


if they both are the 2.0L they are the sme thing.

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