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Remove the thermostat and run the engine at idle until it starts to overheat. If it does then the radiator may have clogged veins and needs replacing.

1991 Honda... | Answered on May 01, 2015

You have got good use of it. I through 200,000 was it. Its a neutral switch. About time for new one. I am on fixed income too. Know how you fill.

1991 Honda... | Answered on Apr 27, 2015

are you sure you the adjustment to it is correct the button in the end of the switch has to be fully depressed to deactivate the circuit

1991 Honda... | Answered on Apr 24, 2015

Check the fuses, if they are all good then change the window motor on that one door!

1991 Honda... | Answered on Apr 22, 2015

I don't believe that the 1991 Accord DX had a Honda accessory alarm option, but regardless, factory or aftermarket, it was wasn't installed at the factory, it was installed at the dealer or an aftermarket store. Just remove it, and reattach any cut wires.

1991 Honda... | Answered on Apr 15, 2015

Then, do the usual checks for spark at the plugs, and fuel at the rail.
Hope this helps.

1991 Honda... | Answered on Apr 10, 2015


1991 Honda... | Answered on Apr 10, 2015

Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6223989-ignition_coil_doesn_t_spark . These are generic instructions--specific instructions are pasted below from Autozone.com. If you get stuck, please get back to me.

Use a test light to check for power to the coil on the black wire with a yellow stripe--see procedure below and other tests you can run. You will need a volt-ohm meter to run most of these tests.

The system used on 1990-95 Accords and 1989-95 fuel injected Preludes uses the distributor components to signal the engine computer. The ECU triggers the spark through the igniter unit and coil. This spark timing is controlled by the computer as an integrated function of the fuel management system. The distributor contains a crankshaft angle sensor and a No. 1 Cylinder Top Dead Center (TDC) sensor. Using these and other electrical inputs, the computer controls spark timing electrically.

1990-91 ACCORD
See Figure 6

  1. Remove the distributor cap, rotor and shield.
  2. Label and disconnect the 4 wires from the igniter unit.
  3. Switch the ignition ON . Use a voltmeter to check for voltage between the black/yellow wire and ground. Battery voltage should be present. If the voltage is not present, check the black/yellow wire between the igniter and the ignition switch.
  4. Check for voltage between the white/blue wire and ground. Battery voltage should be present with the ignition ON . If voltage is not present, check the white/blue wire from the igniter to the coil and test the ignition coil.
  5. Turn the ignition OFF . Check for continuity in the yellow/green wire between the igniter and the ECU.


Fig. Fig. 6: Terminal identification on 1990-91 Accords

  1. Check the blue wire for continuity between the tachometer and the igniter.
  2. Check the resistance between the terminals which connect to the blue and white/yellow wires. It should be between 1,100-3,300 ohms. If not, the igniter must be replaced.
Coil test:
1990-91 ACCORD

See Figure 16
  1. The ignition coil is contained within the distributor. With the ignition OFF , remove the distributor cap.
  2. Remove the screws securing the black/yellow wire and white/blue wires from the terminals. The black/yellow wire is connected to the primary positive terminal and the white/blue wire is connected to the primary negative terminal.
  3. Measure resistance between the terminals. Resistance should be between 0.6-0.8 ohms.
  4. Measure the resistance between the primary positive terminal and the secondary terminal. Resistance should be 12,800-19,200 ohms.

Fig. Fig. 16: Coil terminal designation on 1990-91 Accords

  1. All test conditions must be met. If any test condition is not satisfied, the coil must be replaced.


1991 Honda... | Answered on Apr 10, 2015

main relay.there is a relay underneath the dash thy are culprit of no starts on honda accords its gray in color

1991 Honda... | Answered on Apr 10, 2015

Relay or fuse?

1991 Honda... | Answered on Apr 10, 2015

there is no relay. test the coil circuit by turning the key on and momentarily grounding the negative terminal to see if the coil will release a spark. If yes, suspect your ignition module is bad. If no, suspect your ignition switch or wire is bad.


1991 Honda... | Answered on Apr 07, 2015

The Honda system uses a coil that mounts inside the dist, right ?
If you can check voltage output at the coil tower with the cap off you can find out if the coil is firing. If it is, then yes the rotor could be the problem. The voltage has to go thru the cap to the center of the rotor then to each plug terminal. The spark can jump thru the rotor and ground thru the dist shaft.

1991 Honda... | Answered on Apr 07, 2015

The o2 sensors because the car may have more than one, are located before the catalic converter, they look like spark plugs with 3 or more cables running from the top, scan the car to check for other codes.

1991 Honda... | Answered on Mar 20, 2015

This is a trans issue, and OBD scanners won't read these. Jump the 2 pin OBD connector and count the light flashes to get the code #. Then go online to find a list of codes for your Honda.

1991 Honda... | Answered on Mar 20, 2015

check your distributor and ignition coil.

1991 Honda... | Answered on Mar 10, 2015

I would start off by turning the engine manually by hand (in the natural direction) until the #1 cylinder is up. Then I would verify all my spark plug wires on the rotor and verify that the number 1 position on the rotor goes to the number 1 cylinder while the cylinder is up and looking for that spark. Then verify your firing order in the manual because the 2nd position the rotor goes to is that firing order and it's not going to be cylinder number 2. I had that problem once myself so recheck the order of rotation.

1991 Honda... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015

you should have called a mechanic long time ago sounds like might be water pump .you might have a blown head gasket too

1991 Honda... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015

if you feel savvy enough, check to see if it produces spark and also check if the fuel pump is working. If no spark usually a problem in the distributor. if no fuel coming out of the fuel line, maybe bad fuel pump. need to check if pump is not working.

1991 Honda... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015

Are trying to replace the caliper? OR WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO?

1991 Honda... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015

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