Question about 1992 Honda Accord
Car run's great as long as you don't shut it down,you wait till the next day and it will fire up with no problem.You can run it all day,just don't kill it ,or you better be ready to walk home---------
Sounds like something is getting hot and doesn't like to start up again. In the 60s & 70s there was the "vapor lock" phenomenon with the gas line getting hot near the radiator hose- a mechanical pump- old school style. The gas would vaporize and cavitate in the pump and wouldn't restart intermittently after running a while. The solution was to jam an old sock between the radiator hose and the gas line. Your Honda is no small block V-8 hoop-dee, but I use this as a demonstration of the idea that weird things can happen when parts get hot.
A likely suspect is the the dist ignition coil or transistor- test for marginal ohms values that go out of tolerance when hot. Heat raises resistance, so look for nearly out of tolerance high ohms readings as suspect. This makes for a hard or non-start situation even if it is running good down the road. Of course make sure your cooling system is flushed, filled, bled & pressure tested first to eliminate a universal overheating situation first. This kind of problem can be a real bear to track down, but I would think "What's getting hot?" Could be lots of things, but my guess is something electronic malfunctioning or throwing off values that cause a malfunction in the ECM feedback loop. You might want to check your computer codes to see if it gives you any hints. Good luck.
Posted on May 12, 2009
Try cleaning all the grounds especially the one for the ECM this is located on thermostat housing. Had this same type issue. Does the check engine light come on when before you start the car If it doesn't it is usually the grounds. Most cars have this same problem where a ground wire has become tarnished. Can you hear the fuel pump when you turn the key to the on position if not. Main relay (located under dash up underneath 10mm long extension to reach is easier) is also a major item of failure. Try resoldering the connection or purchase a new one from foreign car parts.
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