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Help!! 1993 accord went dead while driving. repalced plugs, plug wires, distrib cap, rotor and finally ignitor...bingo it started and ran great for a few weeks. Went dead again while driving. This time I replaced main relay. Check engine light comes on when ignition switch is turned on and stays on. It will not start!!

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Check to see if the timing belt is broken. Pop the valve cover off and the upper plastic timing cover. It might be broken at the bottom but you should be able to see if there is a tremendous amount of play. If so, it's probably snapped.

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