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After a tune up car starts better than perfect, after a second try it didn't

Hi:
Thank you very much for your quick answer, please tell me a little bit more, what do you mean when you say I would start with the Crank shaft sensor, Do I have to disconnect it??, replace it, check it??, where is this located in the engine.
Be well
JG

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  • jorge_Gallia Aug 20, 2008

    Hello CMV9:

    This is what I do have:
    1.-I couldn't have the
    timing belt's lid opened, it seems very complicated and I don't have
    knowledge on mechanics, but I saw the rotor spinning (when cranking),
    so I can say this is not a timing belt issue right?.
    2.-It doesn't start with starting fluid.
    3.-After trying to get a spark from the spark
    plug. I've checked for a spark by placing the spark plug end of a plug
    wire close to ground, in three different spots on the engine, while my
    neighbor was cranking the engine for 3 to 5 seconds, and no spark at
    all did show up.

    So, I can say that this is not a fuel or timing
    belt issue, and then we have only the issue of no spark, no electricity
    going on to the spark plugs, right?

    Tomorrow I'm going to get a
    multi tester from a friend. I've knowledge on electronics, and I've a procedure by Honda America of basic testing of the electric ignition
    system, it is not going to be difficult for me.

    Other question (and this is your theory) is if the crank shaft sensor is messed up, that means no spark at all?? at the spark plug??.

    Anyway, 2 friends with mechanic knowledge are going to help me this weekend, and we will fallow your recommendation.

    I'll let you know what happen with all of this.

    Regards, JG


  • jorge_Gallia Aug 23, 2008

    Hello:
    You were close. After testing all parts in the distributor, the ignition coil failed the test, I replaced it, and the car is back in action!!!.
    Thank you very much for your useful help.
    Be well
    JG


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You will not got a spark if the ignition control module went bad either.

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The crank shaft sensor will need to be replaced. it tells the vehicle to start. i am not sure of the exact location of it on your vehicle. you will have to call your local auto parts store and ask them.

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    Cameron Viseth Aug 20, 2008

    yes if the crank sensor is bad than you will get no spark....

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