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Spark plug wire was pulled while running and the ark traveled back two and a half inched to the rotor cap then the car died. What now?

The car was running a little rough and I was looking at it then my neighbor thought that it might be a fouled plug so he pulled a wire from the rotor to check each plug and the ark from the first pull killed the motor. Not able to start since.

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Yeah like the guy above said check your dizzys coil. I had the EXACT problem. Also pick up a circuit tester and hook it to the dizzys ignition and have a friend turn the engine over. If the light blinks then it's the coil for sure

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SOURCE: 1997 honda accord no spark, motor turns over

Could be the ignition coil or ignition module. Also check the ignition fuse.

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SOURCE: 91 honda civic dx 1.5L quit running properly.

bro, check ur main relay. its under the dash. replace it, check also ur distributor(replace it). and also your ECU

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SOURCE: 92 Honda Accord LX- idles rough when started up

sticking valves. the short run of the engine free's them enough to enable runnig

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Are you sure you have correct timing? its definetly a fule problem, if timing is good then turn your key to the on position and try to listin for the fule pump to prime. While the key is in on position go to fuel rail, there is a valve on fule rail called sharader valve. Get a small screw driver and press valve in to check if car has fule pressure. if pressure is present then it is incorrect timing or possible bad cam sensor.

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SOURCE: 1996 Honda Accord Rough Idle Even After tune up

Perform a valve clearance inspection and adjust if necessary. Tight or sticking valves will cause a misfire or rough running concern. Note: Perform valve adjustment when the engine is stone cold. 4cyl: INT 0.26mm EXH: 0.30mm (V6 engine are hydraulic and no adjust necessary.) Also check for a sticking or stuck open EGR valve. For diagnostic purposes only: Remove the EGR valve. Place a business card over the EGR passage and bolt the EGR valve back on. This plugs the EGR ports and if the misfire goes away the EGR valve is partially stuck open and is defective.
Check for low fuel pressure. Check for low compression. Check cam timing. Check for a weak ignition coil. Also don't over look the possibility of worn or broken engine mounts which cause excessive engine movement and engine vibration. -hope this helps

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