98 Honda Accord EX 2 door 4cyl - my car wont start. Ive replaced main
relay, distributor, spark plugs + wires, when key is turned to on, fuel
pump does engage, battery tests at 12v(it is old?), air filter is new, it has a spark, battery tests good,
what else could i try? When car is turned on, green light in dash stays on, does not flicker, flickers when key is removed.
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sounds like u have a neutral safety switch issue its located on the brake pedal try un plugging it and take a bread tie and jump the two wires across then try to start it if that dont do it try the crank position sensor it sounds like a fire problem
Cylinder #2 is the the second spark plug counting from the right to left.
EX.Below are spark plug on engine
' (oil cap) '
' (4) (3) (2) (1) '
Your misfire can be cause by couple of things but the cheapest way that you can try to fix your car is to do a tune up by replacing:
1)all spark plugs
2)do a oil change
3)spark plug wires
3)distributor cap and rotor
note misfire can be cause by:
2.spark plug and/or wire
3.distributor cap and/or rotor
8.bad wiring(power, ground or feed line)
If your car came with the Prestige Alarm unit, there is a possibility that the alarm box got deprogrammed or burned, and left the anti-theft activated. Use the Valet Switch to deactivate the alarm permanently, and see if the car starts. For some reason unknown to me, it takes a couple of cycles of crank/ take the ignition switch off, crank again for the Valet Switch to work. In my 98 Accord, this micro-switch is installed in the left front kicker panel, but there is no guarantee that it will be in the same place in you accord, since it is a dealer installed option
from experience ive replaced loads of distributor assemblies as the wiring goes bad inside. check for a spark when the vehicle wont start and if theres no spark id change the distributor..
hope this helps
Check to see if you have spark to your spark plugs. On hondas if you have no spark it wont let the fuel pump get power. This is controlled by a small part in the distributor called the ignitor by honda and ignition module in aftermarket terms. when this part goes bad you wont have spark or fuel. it is a pretty expensive part. sometimes its cheaper to get a used distributor at the junk yard and change the whole thing. also make sure your timing belt hasnt snapped cause if it did your distributor wont turn and you will get the same results. take the distributor cap off and check and see if the rotor spins while someone is cranking the engine. if it doesnt turn your timing belt is broke or your camshaft broke in half. broken camshafts are a common problem with 95 accords. If none of this helps you may have a wiring problem or even your cars computer may have taken a dump