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1990 accord...car won't start ..turns over but no ignition. ignition coil and cables seem ok to electrical specs, fuel pump is delivering... or so it sounds. HELP!!! destributor points ok. rotor button ok. strange thing that i never noticed before, a "leak" sound when position of key one step away from start position ( regular driving position)...this is coming from somewhere near fuel rail...

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If the car is fuel injected the fuel rail has to have high pressure with no air if it has a leak change the seals on the rail

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My 89 F350 started sputtering ran fine in park then eventual died and would not start I changed filter high pressure fuel pump and strainer the high pressure pump has constant power unless you take ground...


Kevin,

There is not enough info to give you a specific answer, but I might be able give you some leads. First you need to check for ignition spark: easiest is to pick up an inline spark detector which are like 5-6 bucks from Harbor Freight or any parts house. You can also buy or borrow a timing light and check for spark after you hook it up and have someone turn over the motor. If you have consistent flickering of the light you have spark. If not pull the distributor cap off and check the rotor for damage. if not damaged check the coil to make should it is not shorted out - Google the specs for the coil and use an ohm meter to check resistance between + and - and the secondary lead and the coil casing, of course with all wires disconnected. if that checks out, double check your primary ignition wiring for any connection problems and your ignition switch wiring. If all that checks out it is probable you ignition module. I don't yet know of a way check these other than buying a new; I don't suggest buying a used one as it could be bad or could go bad shortly.

That should solve the electrical issue. Assuming you have spark, confirm you have fuel being delivered to the carburetor. If plenty of fuel is being delivered then your carburetor needs to be rebuilt or replaced. if not, then check fuel flow prior to fuel filter. Since it sounds like the fuel pump is running normally and you have enough fuel in the tank, I believe the above troubleshooting should narrow it down for you.

Jun 18, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Just won't start! fuel pump ok, filter ok, psi ok, turns over just won.t start


You'll have to figure out if it is a fuel or ignition problem.
Is the check engine light on ? Have you checked for trouble codes ?
It could be a relay, the ignition module, coil, or a list of other things.
Even the fuel pump.
If this is a vortec V6 it takes at least 60psi to cover the injectors.

Jul 03, 2012 | 1997 GMC Jimmy

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My 1990 hond accord will turn over but wont start can you please help


MAKE SURE SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES IN GOOD CONDITION, REPLACE DISTRIBUTOR CAP AND ROTOR,CHECK FOR SPARK AT SPARK PLUGS,IF YOU DONT SEE SPARK CHECK TO SEE IF POWER GOING TO COIL IF NOT CHECK IGNITION FUSE.IF FUSE OKAY AND POWER GOING TO IGNITION COIL,COIL FAULTY OR IGNITER UNIT FAULTY. CHECK FOR FUEL PRESSURE MAKE SURE FUEL FILTER BEEN CHANGED.FUEL PRESSURE SHOULD BE 40 PSI. IF YOU GETTING SPARK AND FUEL. YOUR IGNITION TIMING OFF OR VALVE TIMING OFF DUE TO A WORN TIMING BELT.

Nov 01, 2011 | 1990 Honda Accord

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We replaced the relay switch, put in new fuel pump and filter. we tried to start it again and it just cranks but won't start. we checked the fuel pump fuse and it seems to be ok.....Don't know...


If the initial problem was that the vehicle would shut itself off at any speed, and that the dashboard would go black, then have the ignition switch checked, NOT the lock itself, but the cabling attached to it and that connects to the fuse box. This ignition harness is prone to failure, and can produce a problem similar to the one you describe. The part itself is about $100 or less, but it is difficult to install. Keep me posted.

Aug 22, 2011 | 1998 Honda Accord

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I have a 1991 honda accord I started it like I always do to let it warm up. It started right up like it always does. I went inside to let it warm up. I came outside and it wasn't runnung. I tried to start...


Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6223989-ignition_coil_doesn_t_spark . These are generic instructions--specific instructions are pasted below from Autozone.com. If you get stuck, please get back to me.

Use a test light to check for power to the coil on the black wire with a yellow stripe--see procedure below and other tests you can run. You will need a volt-ohm meter to run most of these tests.

The system used on 1990-95 Accords and 1989-95 fuel injected Preludes uses the distributor components to signal the engine computer. The ECU triggers the spark through the igniter unit and coil. This spark timing is controlled by the computer as an integrated function of the fuel management system. The distributor contains a crankshaft angle sensor and a No. 1 Cylinder Top Dead Center (TDC) sensor. Using these and other electrical inputs, the computer controls spark timing electrically.

1990-91 ACCORD
See Figure 6

  1. Remove the distributor cap, rotor and shield.
  2. Label and disconnect the 4 wires from the igniter unit.
  3. Switch the ignition ON . Use a voltmeter to check for voltage between the black/yellow wire and ground. Battery voltage should be present. If the voltage is not present, check the black/yellow wire between the igniter and the ignition switch.
  4. Check for voltage between the white/blue wire and ground. Battery voltage should be present with the ignition ON . If voltage is not present, check the white/blue wire from the igniter to the coil and test the ignition coil.
  5. Turn the ignition OFF . Check for continuity in the yellow/green wire between the igniter and the ECU.

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Fig. Fig. 6: Terminal identification on 1990-91 Accords

  1. Check the blue wire for continuity between the tachometer and the igniter.
  2. Check the resistance between the terminals which connect to the blue and white/yellow wires. It should be between 1,100-3,300 ohms. If not, the igniter must be replaced.
Coil test:
1990-91 ACCORD

See Figure 16
  1. The ignition coil is contained within the distributor. With the ignition OFF , remove the distributor cap.
  2. Remove the screws securing the black/yellow wire and white/blue wires from the terminals. The black/yellow wire is connected to the primary positive terminal and the white/blue wire is connected to the primary negative terminal.
  3. Measure resistance between the terminals. Resistance should be between 0.6-0.8 ohms.
  4. Measure the resistance between the primary positive terminal and the secondary terminal. Resistance should be 12,800-19,200 ohms.
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Fig. Fig. 16: Coil terminal designation on 1990-91 Accords

  1. All test conditions must be met. If any test condition is not satisfied, the coil must be replaced.

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Dec 27, 2010 | 1991 Honda Accord

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My 1990 transport van keeps stalling out on me, except this time it wont start at all , fuel pump is fine it hums when key is on and it sounds liek it wants to start it just doesnt


The fuel pump can hum without pumping anything, is it leaks pressure.
You need to actually measure the pressure with a gauge to be sure.

But assuming it is electrical instead of fuel, if it cranks over, then you know current gets to the ignition switch, but you then need to check if it gets to the ignition control unit. Which should then power the ignition coil. If that is ok, then it could be the cam position sensor (like the distributor used to be). You can take it out and have it checked by a place like Autozone. Then have them check the coil pack.

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Turns over but won't start. fuel gauge stuck at


those are very good of loosing fuel pump relay .
And if you ck ignition components and they are ok , then ck fuel pump relay(main relay).

Apr 17, 2010 | 1990 Honda Accord

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  1. Remove the fuse for the fuel pump (located in the fuse panel in the left knee bolster).
  2. Turn the ignition key to the start position for approximately 15 seconds (this will release the fuel pressure).
    1. Remove upper and lower portions of rear seat.
    2. Remove round fuel pump access panel.
    3. Remove fuel pump electrical connector.
    4. Remove fuel pump mounting screws.
    5. Lift fuel pump assembly from tank.
    6. Reverse procedure to reinstall, using a new o-ring and torque fuel pump assembly to 1.4 - 1.9 ft-lb (2 - 2.5 Nm) .

Aug 11, 2009 | 1990 Nissan Maxima

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1990 honda accord won' start


Hi...my name is Keith...if you will pull a spark plug out and see if you are getting spark to the spark plug..and if you are getting spark... you can rule out the ignition....and i would look towards the fuel pump... and a fuel pump relay(if it is fuel injected)

Jul 01, 2009 | 1990 Honda Accord

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