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Every now and then my car cranks but does not start as if it was flooded. It starts several minutes later. This has been going on for at least 5 years at about 60,000 miles. It seems the problem only happens on a hot day.

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  • doghouse301 Aug 03, 2008

    I have the same problem. It only happens on really hot days. It usually starts on the 3rd or 4th try and am waiting to hear from others on what's causing it.

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    changed fuel filter

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I read on the website autorepair.com that this is a classic Honda main relay problem. The author of the article explains that this can be a complicated problem, especially when another component is also going bad at the same time - like an ignition coil. I have heard of electrical geeks using "cold" to diagnose these sorts of problems. I wonder if you could check the main relay by placing a plastic bag of ice on it.

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