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Honda accord legend will not start it is not the battery

So how do u reset thermal protection

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Please dont tell us its not the battery, (like chopping off my hands)
ALL ANSWERS are USA answers, (USA marketed cars, never others, unless you ask me.)
unless you jumper started the car with a running car, you can not say that. (assumptions are the destruction of rational diagnosis)
never assume. do the tests. or fail..... and go broke guessing.....

my wild guess ? is the car will not crank.?????
(most posters dont know the diffr between cranking and starting)
This is an EFI gas engine (otto cycle, tech)
and as such needs fast cranking to start. No crank , no joy.
does it? YES< then the battery IS good but you never said.why.?
next: let's do the full list:

1: all fuses are good, i checked them with a ohmmeter (0 ohms each)
2: MY HEAD LIGHTS WORK with full brightness. y/n. key off then on.
3: i key on, all normal warning lamps glow, this is the lamp self test
and proves all majors have full power, the lamps are not DIM. !

4: i pay close eye attention to the CEL lamp it must glow
or the PCM has no power. fix THAT first.
5: (the tech ,next makes the bad guess the engine is good and compression is over 150psi on all cyl.. ,) a $20 tool and 30min work.

6: he cranks the engine and he then checks for spark ,at all cylinders not just one, takes all (or most) to start.
if spark is bad , out comes the scan tool and looks for DTCs errors stored, cranking for 5 seconds, he sees CKP bad... bingo...
or CMP bad, bingo 2. or RPM dead, or spark errors. Bingo x4?
PURE HARD CODED LOGIC:
the ECU/PCM is smart, it never fuels then engine, if it even suspects bad park, so not checking spark and DCT'S, is a HARD Fail now.
this logic stops TV like crash an burns, (or even hyrdalocking)
NO DTCs cranking !
7: OK, spark is good and timed right if timing is off, the cam belt slipped (on honda's the head valves no bend) skipping 60k tune up's is a bad plan on all honda';s (i promise)
yes, i even check timing on DIS igitions, that say in the book,no timing adjustments. see, ? this is bs. we always check the timing
and see that its its off and the cam in fact slipped. even chains slip on cars with zero service and crazy drivers. (drives with chain screaming guts out crazy)
so we are at fueling.
i did my 60,000 mile tune up and spark parts are new and filters fresh.
i find 2 possibles
over fueling (flooding)
or fuel starvation
those 4 or 6 spark tips speak volume here..
read them.
if they are alldry, i try spray test fuel.

the above is GENERIC,
on honda's
we do hand leak down test. (leak down compression tool)
if its bad, stop. the belt slipped and the valves are bent.
do not crank this engine, ever. like this.
fix it.
99.9% of all Honda's are interference engine and i assume the worse. with no starts. (or cascade it to worse , i will)

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