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My 1991 Honda Accord will crank, but it will not "start" ...

This scenario started awhile ago and then "went away". Sometimes it will start and be normal. Then, after shutdown, will just crank with no start.

The battery cables do look like they should be replaced ... they look "worn". Could that be causing a bad connection?

Should I try jump starting it?

I haven't had any transmission work done or anything else.

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  • debmartinage Jul 13, 2009

    I will go and try pumping the gas pedal some more before attempting to start it. I'm not sure how to check for spark at the plugs or how to see if fuel is getting to the manifold ...

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Is the vehicle at running temperature when this happens-it may well be worth a look to see if you still have fuel "wetting" the carby-im not sure onthis model -basic checks should be undertaken to eliminate systems-1 check for spark at plugs while cranking and check if fuel getting to manifold and work from there

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  • brooksyalamo Jul 13, 2009

    pull a lead off a spark plug and 1 (NOT recommended)hold it as you crank motor-2 (RECOMMENDED) get someone who owes you to hold the disconnected end-One of you will know if you have a spark believe me-or alternatively shove a screw driver up it and hold it a couple of millimetres away from engine(metal) and watch for a spark or you should hear little cracks of lightning-if no spark-OR high pitched YELP take distributor cap off and inspect for cracks wear etc give a good clean-then check or replace leads if old and dirty-Need to be checked for resistence with an ohm meter-
    Take air cleaner off as you open throttle look or listen for squirt of fuel-and strong smell-might be worth replacing fuel filter if you havnt done so recently-other than that the steering wheels are on the right here in oz-cheers hope that gets you closer otherwise you may need a mechanic


  • Mike61285 May 30, 2011

    Check your fuel pump relay. Look for dry solder joints. Apply fresh solder to all joints, reinstall and I am willing to bet that will fix your problem.

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