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Won't start I have a 1995 Honda Passport. on some days i can crank up just fine and then there are days when it will try to crank and just won't turn over. ihave been told that i need a main relay, igniter (distributor cap) and fuel filter. My fuel pump works just fine. what do you think may be the problem? any help will be appreciated.....

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  • sheila_gould May 19, 2009

    the engine does turn, you can hear it trying to crank. it just doesn't. and as far as the fuel pump you can hear it turning on.......

  • sheila_gould May 19, 2009

    6cyl 2wd. yes, it will turn over but not start.

  • sheila_gould May 19, 2009

    the fuel pump does not run continuously. you can hear it turn on and then after a few moments you don't hear anything.

  • sheila_gould May 19, 2009

    it is 6 cyl, it will turn over but not start. as far as the starting fluid. have tried that. sometimes it starts with the starting fluid and sometimes it does not.

  • sheila_gould May 20, 2009

    I was told the fuel pump is working fine.

  • sheila_gould May 20, 2009

    the pressure was not tested on my fuel pump. it was listened to and i was told it was fine. i do have starting fluid on hand. sometimes it starts with the starting fluid and sometimes it does not. i am trying to get an idea of what may be wrong before i have someone to repair it and they tell me a number of things to have a bigger sale instead of just fixing the issue at hand. sorry to be so uninformed... i really do appreciate all the help you have given me....

  • sheila_gould May 27, 2009

    Hello, thanks for all your help in the past. Another question, i am being told that i need a crank sensor, where is this part located on my car? Is this an engine part or what? thanks...

  • Dan C May 11, 2010

    Does the fuel pump run continuously or stop after a few seconds when you turn on the key? It should stop when pressure builds up.

  • Dan C May 11, 2010

    When you say "try to crank", do you mean the engine turns or just makes a clicking sound?
    If it starts sometimes and not others, probably not the fuel filter. Maybe a fuel pump or even a bad fuse in the fuse box. Does it seem to be temperature related?


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What engine? 4 or 6. Do you mean it will turn over but not start?

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    honeymokey May 20, 2009

    Igniter and dist. cap are on a 2.6 and your engine does not have that. Its sounds like you may need a fuel pump. You need to get a pressure reading and go from there. Isuzu built vehicles rarely give any computer problems. If its a spark problem you might try a crank sensor.


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Ok, then you probably have fuel pressure. The next things are whether the injectors are firing and whether you have spark. You can try spraying some starting fluid in the intake and crank it. If it starts for a second and then stops, it means you have spark. If it doesn't, then it is a spark issue.
That could be a computer issue, or a sensor, or back to fuses/electrical intermittent connections.

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  • Dan C May 20, 2009

    When you are being told it could be many things, then you have to get down to basic troubleshooting again. You said you were told that the fuel pump is fine. Was that by someone who tested the pressure, or that listened to it run? Do you have starting fluid available? It is critical to determine if this is a fuel or a spark problem. Quite easily done if it starts when you spray starting fluid into the intake.
    If it doesn't fire at all on starting fluid, then you have to pursue the ignition system as the problem. The ignitor box may be an issue, but when something shows up intermittently out of the blue, it is more likely to be a corroded wire connection someplace or a bad relay or switch. If it starts with a jumpstart, then a relay might be causing it on a low voltage condition. If it starts on its own when the weather warms up later in the day, replace the fuses to the engine systems. A crack in a fuse can make or break connection depending on temperature. The same thing can happen internally with any electronic device that has a circuit board.

  • Dan C May 20, 2009

    "Sometimes starting" with starting fluid makes life difficult...
    This sounds like intermittent power to the engine computer system, so that it sometimes fires the spark, sometimes doesn't fire the fuel injectors..It might actually be two problems at the same time (engine computer and spark ignitor), or one problem in the engine computer itself. Both are probably expensive. It could still also be a relay or power switch feeding the system. I'm afraid you need someone with their hands on it to test the electricity flow. A REALLY GOOD visual inspection of electrical connections, also, as well as the battery connections getting a good cleaning (sometimes there is more than one large wire that comes to the battery terminal, and the smaller one can be intermittent (more of a Ford-type problem, though), causing weird things to happen to the starting/operation of the engine. This needs to be cleaned and reconnected separately from cleaning the battery terminal itself.


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