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Have a 1992 Honda Accord that has been sitting for 6 years. Drained tank and put in fresh gas. It tries to crank and has actually run for about 30 seconds with starting fluid sprayed. Any suggestions?

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Hmmm maybe if u give it a bit of tlc change the fuel filter new plugs and leads and run and engien fulsh through the motor and then change oil and filter a get some injector cleaner through them or carbie cleaner and then if shes still failing to fire check the lines make make sure the lines arent clogged up i would blow them out just in case and if that dont work replace the pump but if u got plenty of fule getting up the lines and it still wont fire then go to the electric side of things make sure u got spark in the plugs if not then u will need to look at options like distrubiors or coil pac and realays fuses and stuff like that could be soo many options its just a simple matter of fuel plus spark the moter should therocially fire unless u got timing isses but then u get coughing and backfiren and stuff

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Sounds as if you have a few pump problem. You might want to put your ear near the fuel tank under the rear of the car and have some one turn the key to the on position and see if you hear the humming of the fuel pump activating should last about five seconds.

Hope this helps, Allen

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