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1988 honda prelude won't start

The ecu is giving me a code 6 which is ect sensor will that keep the car from running it has pgm-fi-system

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Change the sensor

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pedal pressure? the throttle sticks< OPEN?
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NO start, ? (cranks robustly)
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http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-c9084_ds477362

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Crx


Hi

If the light on the ECU is not flashing any codes then it is the ECU at fault, either due to an internal fault, or due to a supply voltage or earth fault.

If the light on the ECU is flashing then you need to count the flashes and pauses to formulate a fault code which will then point you in the right direction, but I would say that because you say the car would run okay whilst the PGM FI light was on then it could be the primary O2 sensor at fault.

However, I would look at the light on the ECU before condemning anything.

Regards

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