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ABS light came on and car died...

I have a 93 honda prelude. coming home from work i noticed that my abs light came on and then the car died on me. Now i cant get it started. ANY one know what the problem is?

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  • ptaya Jan 23, 2009

    Yeah the lights come on and stay on while i try to turn the engine. the enging wants to start and gives me the first impression that there is no spark. i have a feeling im going to get riped off by the company i just took the car to since they are charging me 160 bucks just to diagnose the problem.

  • Chevrier Feb 15, 2009

    hey guys im buying a 93 prelude SR-V from my sisters work , and i took it for a test drive , the ABS light comes on mine , but it doesnt die at all it drives perfectly fine , what can i do about it ?? oh and the break lamp light is on whats that about ?



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Check for a blown ignition fuse in the fusebox. more info would help....Do the dash lights come on in the KEY-ON position?
Will it crank over? while its cranking is the engine light on?

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

  • Tim Higgins
    Tim Higgins Jan 23, 2009

    ok....No 1...160 bucks is far too much unless you live in the cayman Islands or Tokyo - 50-60 bucks should pay for a full diagnosis unless you own a Lamborghini

    Sooo...Take off a spark plug wire, push in a used/new/sparkplug to it and lay it on a good ground..(the engine block somewhere is good) Get someone to crank it and look at the plug to see if u have a spark. dont touch the plug as u do it as the shock is not nice. use insulated pliers to hold it in place if u need to.

    If you have a spark, replace the wire that u removed, remove the air filter and spray a SMALL squirt of starter fluid(ether) into the intake and crank the engine. If it starts and dies, you have a fuel problem (most likely the fuel pump)

    if not your ignition system is not working.

    The spark is controlled by the Crankshaft position Sensor. this is the most likely failure. It is by the crank pulley and has wires going to it so it aint hard to find - although maybe tricky to remove.

    see how u go with that and please give as much info about anything so I can help you better.



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