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Replaced thermostate now car won't start - 1991 Honda Accord

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If all you did was change the thermostat, you may have either left the coil/distributor unplugged, or forgot to put the ground wire back on at the thermostat housing. This is a very important ground. It serves the PCM, Injectors, etc. So if it's not there= no start.

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