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Starting problem Car starts intermittently. Sometimes starts right up and sometimes just cranks. Green key light on the dash sometimes does not come on. When that happens it has no chance of starting. It will die while driving also. Leads me to believe it could be the key,(spare does the same though) ignition, igniter, immobilizer. Too many parts to just go and replace. Would like to see if anyone can lead me to a more specific part

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  • chrishermann Jul 30, 2010

    I ended up replacing the ignition switch and the main fuel relay. It fixed the problem!

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I am having the same problem with my 1998 Accord LX. I realized that when I turn the key and the green key light does not come on my accord has no chance of starting. I changed the main relay thinking that was what I needed to do but I was wrong. The car still does not start. Before I changed the main relay there was a chance for the car to start after so long. But now nothing. I am stumped because I read about related issues and I feel it could be the starter, or the interlock relay, or the ignition switch, or it can also be that my car just doesn't recognize my key anymore and I need it reprogrammed. I am stumped. Have you found anything?

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  • 801accord98 Jul 30, 2010

    I just fixed my Accord. I was having similar symptoms with my car. I changed the main relay, which I'm sure was a must, due to the fact that on hot days it decided not to start. But after I replaced this part it was a cranking no start problem. I did a lot of research and found a site that directed me to check the Hazard fuse in the fuse box under the hood(totally blown fuse). I replaced and what do you know it fired right up. I recommend fixing or replacing the main relay. I hope this info helps you out, if you have not already fixed your problem. Good luck and I hope your problem is or was as simple as my fix was.

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