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91 honda accord won't start sometimes-battery, a/c, starter?

My 91 honda accord is temperamental with starting. sometimes i put the key in the ignition and turn and nothing happens, not even a click. and sometimes i turn and the dash lights up. and some of the time, i can start it right up. an engine fan has been coming on even when i haven't driven it and runs for hours. and sometimes it only runs for a few minutes. i have had two battery tests done. one says that it is low and bad at a 5.75 reading. one said it was good at a 12 reading. the alternator is good said both. the a/c worked when i bought it, but now it doesn't work.something must be draining the battery, but what? fuses-starter, a/c, cooling fan? fuse wires? or connection wires?

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  • rebecca Jun 04, 2012

    NEW INFORMATION
    the radiator fan is on the driver's side, right? and the a/c fan is on the passenger fan? if this is true, than my radiator fan is operating, but my a/c fan is not. weird thing is happening though. i tried pulling some fuses to see if it was a bad fuse. when i pulled out the condenser fan 15A fuse in from the relay box, my radiator fan went off. i tried pulling fuse for a/c clutch relay 7.5A and putting a new one in. the a/c fan still did not come on. BTW, the a/c only blows hot air.+ my glove box had not been shutting properly. the bulb is burnt out. could have been source of a drain? my seat belt motor is not working properly on the the passenger side. and yet the circuit is not blown.

    i have been hearing this timer sound from my cooling fan relay main fuse under the hood. it is a scary sound like somethings about to blow. this fuse is warm to the touch, so i am not sure if it is blown or a lot of juice is going to it for some reason. perhaps some power is being diverted to it from somewhere else?

  • rebecca Jun 04, 2012

    i fixed my glove box. it is now closing and opening properly. i have not replaced the bulb. does anyone know where it is located? i will get a new battery today.

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Your tempermental starting problem could be the park neutral safety switch . They get worn inside an cause this type problem . Next time it won't start place gear selector into neutral an see if it starts then . The cooling running problem is probably the cooling fan timer module . From the diagram it's hard to say which side the A/C condenser fan is on. The A/C fan has blue with yellow stripe wire in the connector along with a black one . I would also suggest you have a qualified repair shop do a voltage drop test on the starting circuit .
How to voltage drop test starter motor circuit

Starter Voltage Drop These test's will find any starting circuit problem .

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You might have to change the spark plugs or at least have them cleaned.

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You can jump across the celonoid on the starter. If the engine turns over then your problem is either the celonoid or the starter switch.

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try taking a power wire from the battery positive and getting it on the starter terminal and seeing if the starter turns over if it does it could be a fusible link that runs between the starter terminal and the relay

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SOURCE: 1994 Toyota Tercel Starter Problems

sounds to me that you have an igniton problem not a starter problem and or if you have or had an alarm system could be cause if u do give me feedback and i will explain but seems that your starter is fine from what u say but if you think in terms of the elemts to start a vehicle batery gives pwoer to ignition which sends to starter which gives spark etc i would check you ignition system something is causeing a short and not alowing starter to function

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Yes, it sounds like your solenoid is bad and staying engaged against the flywheel, you could do an amperage draw and a voltage drop test to find out for sure, but you will need an DVOM and a amp clamp. Or you could take it into an auto parts store and they will test it for free. Hope this helps.

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