Very infrequently (about 3 times in the last 1000 miles), it won't start. It cranks, but won't fire. This usually happens after the 1st start of the day. It runs about 10-15 minutes, I turn it off for about 5-10 minutes, and then it just cranks. After 5-10 minutes it will start & run fine. It doesn't misfire and there are no codes set. The check engine light doesn't come on. This is a 1988 Honda Accord LXI cpe with a 5-speed manual transmission.
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i would check and see if spark pluges are firing. you can take one out and plug into spark plug wire then let the bottom of the plug sit on engine and get someone to try to start while you look at the plug to see if there is any fire. if you have no fire or fuel it would be the crankshaft sencer. it could be the timing belt but the motor would sound different turning over then it used to.
you said you repl dist cap that means you don't have a crank sensor you have electronic ing module. remove your elec ing module have it tested most auto parts stores could test your module, or check your coil at the neg terminal. should have power. if not you lost your primary volt from your batt.your secondary power is coming from your electronic ing module from the module to the pos terminal on the coil, when the eng cranks,from the coil to the dist cap , from the dist cap center to the rotor then out to the plugs,this all happen pervided the timing belt or timing chain is ok. the cumbustion chainber needs 3 things , thats fuel, air, and spark.