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My 1997 Honda accord won't start but will crank

I had this car for about a year now, it has always had a problem with starting. If I would go on a short trips the vehicle would not start, but I waited a few mins. it would. A fews weeks ago I was returning home from work and the vehicle die no lights on dash or anything. I waited a few mins. again like always the vehicle started after about 20mins. Then I got about half way home and the vehicle went down again I had it tow home. The vehicle has a full tank of gas. The battery, alternator is fully charged.

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  • silentval198 Jan 30, 2009

    Thanks I think the fuel is okay because I hear it whinning/buzzy sound when the key is on. Could you tell how hard it would be to fix distributor control module, for someone that has a little exp. or take to a shop.

  • silentval198 Jan 31, 2009

    Okay today I went to check my spark plugs , 3 were covered in oil when I remove them the 4th was fine and dry with carbon burn. The first spark plug area was full of oil to, second and the third also had a litttle amount of oil inside. Big problem right.

  • silentval198 Jan 31, 2009

    inside the cylinder hole, its a great amount of oil.

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This could be the fuel pump relay or the fuel pump. Listen to see if you can here the fuel pump when you first turn the key on. Might be easier to here if someone turns the key on and off while you listen with trunk open. If you are getting fuel to engine then I would check the distributor control module next. I hope this may help.

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    sickforvws Jan 30, 2009

    If this is like my old Civic it was inside the distributor cap. Not to bad, just few screws.

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    sickforvws Jan 31, 2009

    Do you mean on the outside of plug or in the cylinder hole?

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    sickforvws Jan 31, 2009

    Check to see if there is also oil in the antifreeze or antifreeze in the oil, this may not happen still,but it sounds like possible head or head gasket problem?

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