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Im the one with the 89 accord that will spin but will not start. just checked the comp. and im getting 150 on all them with all plugs out. getting gas to fuel rail.getting spark.checked timing.....timing good.will not even start by spraying starting fluid in intake! can you help ?

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  • lester440921 Aug 01, 2009

    dont know .what a dry or wet test is . about the timtng . we just checked marks on pulleys.do these cars have a crank shaft sensor ? i guess i need to get me a book! HUH !the man i got it from said that it did backfire with him when he tryed to start it. still sounds like timeing to me. any help would be app. just about ready to give it to someone and let them figure out the problem and just pay them to fix it

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    1chris1 May 11, 2010

    Starting fluid is bad and can cause big expensive problems.Throw it far away.Did you check the cam and ignition timing and did you do a dry and wet comp. test.

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My 91 accord had a bad distributor twice, it had spark but something in the shaft gets worn or loose.

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