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Car Won't Start Sometimes

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by lude9593, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. lude9593

    lude9593 Senior Member

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    I've got a '92 Accord Ex (F22 w/ 5 speed) with 200,000 miles on it. It's just a beat around car but sometimes it won't start. It tries to start but won't turn over. It's not the battery so I thought it might be the starter, but it doesn't struggle when it tries to start. My girlfriend's dad says it might be the fuel pump going or maybe the computer. The thing is, it starts most of the time, but every once in a while it won't. Also the other day, it started for probably 1 second and shut right back off. On the third try it started and shut off again. I let if sit for a few hours and tried it again and it started like a champ. I figured some of you guys would have a better idea of what the problem is.
     
  2. brc80

    brc80 Senior Member

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    My car does the same thing once in awhile, id be curious to here what people have to say about this as well.
     
  3. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Sounds like a bad Cap/Rotor OR Distributor

    Another common problem hondas have is the PGMFI Relay goes out

    AKA Main relay. it will cause the car to not start or start then stall and not start and then start up after awhile and run fine or if it goes fully out you wont beable to start your car

    VERY common honda problem

    the relay on 92-95 civics is right over the clutch pedal PITA to get to I beleave it's held on by 2 bolts
     
  4. Type-T

    Type-T Junior Member

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    where would the main relay be located on my car

    "92' accord coupe h22a engine"
     
  5. Slammed90Lude

    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    drivers side kick panel or somewhere near there


    it says Main Relay on it i BELIEVE
     
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    Gen2Tegx2 Junior Member

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    my 93 integra had similar problems and after replacing just about the whole distributor i finaly went to the dealer and it was a fuel injection relay. the part was only like 30 bucks. it cost like $160 for the dealership to replace it with labor and diagnostic
     
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    where is the fuel injection relay located? i think thats the problem with mine..i changed about everything including the main relay ..is the fuel injection relay a different item in a different location?


    i have a 92' accord with a jdm h22a 5 speed
     
  8. driverunknown

    driverunknown Senior Member

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    Yup main relay, I'm waiting for mine in the mail and it's only held by 1 screw.
     
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