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Car turns over, but engine won't "catch" ... If i let it "rest for awhile, and try restarting it usually will start. Battery is new, filter new,...?????

Honda Accord EX 1992 - Won't start usually on very hot days or if I try to turn it on when the AC has been left on. If I let it "rest for awhile, and try restarting it usually will start. Battery is new, filter new. What could the problem be?

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Either the main relay under the dash above the fuse box or the ignition switch in the steering column (the solder in both of these components can be affected by high temp int the car, when it cools down, the electrical connection works again.

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