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88 Honda prelude SI wont start?

I recently changed the water pump and timing belt, lined up my timing marks as instructed to TDC and put everything back together, no extra bolts. Car will crank all day and try to start but it wont turn over. No check engine light, i have spark and fuel, i am stumped at this point.

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U need to re-timed the engine. Check all four marks going across the two cam pully is lined up with the engine head surface.
Then check the crank pully alignment mark the single notche align to the mark on the timing cover

Posted on Jul 16, 2015

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SOURCE: Changed timing belt on 95 honda civic

check your oil make sure the crank seal is ok that u didnt spill ur oil and blow it up. then check the timing belt - you may not have had the tension tight enough on the timing belt and it may have skipped a bit causing it to not fire. i think thats the most likely.

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SOURCE: 1994 honda accord won't start and has no spark

Check your coil and ignition module and ignition module fuse. this is a primary ignition problem for sure. check the primary resistance side of the coil it should be between 1 and 3 ohms. Also are you sure you put your cam gear at the exact mark it shoul be at and not 180 degrees off, otherwise car won't start.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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You need to check the tcm for codes too. The s3 light is like the check engine light for the tcm. The VSS code might be your problem.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: need a picture or diagram of top dead center/86' honda prelude 2.

From what I see in my manual,

1.There is a Timing Pointer on the back of the engine. There is a White mark on the flywheel. The white mark must line up with the timing pointer, for Number 1 piston to be at Top Dead Center.

2.Facing the engine, looking at the camshaft sprocket. The sprocket has spokes. On one of those spokes is the word, "UP" in raised letters, or there is a small Dot. As you can see here, the spoke with the word UP goes -> Up.
(Same thing of course if it is a Dot, instead of UP)

On the back of the camshaft gear, (Sprocket), are marks. On the edges of the camshaft gear. These line up with the top edge of the cylinder head. The surface of the cylinder head, where the valve cover bolts down to.

I'm sorry, at present I do not have a website, that I could link you to for a diagram, or photo.

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SOURCE: 1995 Honda Accord 4 Cyl Auto does not start.

these hondas have 3 common problems with no start if the car spins over but dosen't start you have 3 things to look at

  1. Ignition Switch
  2. The Distributor
  3. The PGMFI Relay.
Check these three things and get back to us.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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