Question about 1992 Honda Accord
My 1991 honda accord will not start when it's hot outside. I've been working on this problem for about 2 months now. I have replaced the engine coil, distributor cap, button inside distributor cap, spark plugs, spark plug wires(2 times). I have checked the battery and it has a good charge, the timing belt squeeks but stops after about 5 seconds. In the past 2 days the light underneath the temp guage with a big "S" on it blinks for about 3 seconds. However after the inside of the car cools down the car will start after a couple of cranks. I really don't know what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions?
My daughter's 1991 Honda Accord did the same thing. I discovered that the main relay had to be replaced. Apparently the solder used in the original main relay was poor and would actually "soften" in the heat and cause a disconnection. When the cabin temperature dropped, the solder would cool and reconnect. Anyway, replacing the main relay worked. My daughter's car has not had this problem since.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
There is a relay box located up underneath the driver's side dash. It is a small box, about 1" wide by 2" length by 1" depth. Go to this link for a picture and location: http://techauto.te.funpic.org/mainrelaydefine.php
Unfortunately, it is a little spendy, but should do the trick. My stepdad has a 91 Accord, and his would do the same thing: not start in the heat, and you'd have to wait for it to cool down. One day, mine (a 92 Accord Coupe) wouldn't start when it was about 90 some degrees out. Luckily I have a mechanic friend who is a genius and knew right away what the problem was (probably becuase he already had to figure it out on my stepdad's car).
Anyway, the relay can get hot enough to where the circuitry is fried. Simply replace the relay and you should be home free.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
My 91 Honda Accord does the same thing without running. It can be setting parked for hours and it will not start until the inside temperature cools below 85.
I will indeed be checking the main relay and trying the solder repair solution found on the link posted jordantanass. Thank you!
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
Where is the location of the main relay in the car of a 94 Honda Accord LX? Please notify at email@example.com
Posted on Apr 19, 2010
I had this problem and Corrected it by re soldered the main relay and Viola never again well with this problem. A 50 cent fix.
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
Yes, I would suggest you change your engine coolant temperature sensor and clean the mass airflow sensor.
Posted on May 26, 2009
Do a combustion leak test ,for head gasket test.
Posted on Mar 10, 2015
Yes you can fix the problem by re-soldering the contacts .on the fuel pump relay
Posted on Nov 01, 2014
This is not really a solution but I've had a similar problem with my 1992 Honda Accord. Occasionally it simply won't start when it's hot out or if the engine is warmer than usual because of driving uphill, etc. I simply wait a little while (never more than 5 minutes, usually only 1 or 2 minutes) and it fires right up. This has been going on for the four years that I've owned this car and I've just come to accept it as an idiosyncrasy of this model car. I have 155,000 miles on it and it runs great other than this little glitch.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
I have experienced it lately, after weeks of tracing what is the problem, i have come out with the solution...
first my car wont crank, just a clicking sound, the clicking sound by the way was from the ignition switch relay...
i checked my battery, battery terminals, distributor, starter, starter solenoid, ignition fuse and wirings and they are all good.... and end up with my "ignition key switch"
my ignition key switch when fully turned to start cannot make it to reach the contact point to make the car start, as we all know, plastic when exposed to heat softens... and our starter key switch is plastic in the inside, what i did is to adjust its position so that when i turn it on and start, it would reach the contact point where the car stars :)
hope this helps :)
Posted on Apr 24, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 01, 2015 | 1991 Honda Accord
May 17, 2012 | 1991 Honda Accord
May 23, 2010 | 1991 Honda Accord
Oct 14, 2009 | 1991 Honda Accord
May 23, 2009 | 1991 Honda Accord
Jan 30, 2009 | 1991 Honda Accord
7,442 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!