Question about 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door
Pull a spark plug lead off and put a spare plug in, hold it against the block while a helper cranks the engine over. If you have no spark, make sure that the camshaft is turning as it is possible the timing belt has broken. Sometimes you can look through the oil filler at the cam while someone cranks, if you can't see through there, you can take the distributor cap off. This will also allow you to check to make sure that the rotor is firmly attached to the distributor shaft. Sometimes the little screw that holds it on, drops out and the rotor falls off. If the rotor is turning and you had no spark, it is possible you have either a bad distributor pick-up coil or module inside the distributor, a bad pgmfi relay, or a bad ignition switch. If you check for spark, have none, and the distributor is turning, post back here and I'll help you narrow it down further.
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 14, 2015 | 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door
Jul 12, 2012 | 1996 Honda Accord
Sep 09, 2009 | 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door
Jul 15, 2009 | 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door
Jun 23, 2009 | 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door
Mar 01, 2009 | 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door
Feb 12, 2009 | 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door
Jan 10, 2009 | 1989 Honda Accord 4 Door
Jan 10, 2009 | 1991 Honda Accord
137 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: