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Intermittent start failure

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Canuck 93 Civic Si, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. Canuck 93 Civic Si

    Canuck 93 Civic Si Senior Member

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    A friend of mine bought a 93 civic Si just like mine and sometimes it wont start after making short hops around town like to the gas station and such. Ive had the same problem before, but not nearly as much as he has. If you leave the car alone for a few minutes itll start up okay, but sometimes itll die out after a second or so. I recall someone mentioning a problem with cracked solder in the PGFMI relay or something. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks
    Sean
     
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    My car had something similar to this, but it would start back up and then die after leaving the gas station. My problem was the EACV (ICV), after i changed it, it started after small stops to gas station.
     
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    PHOBIA Senior Member

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    sounds like a bad main relay
     
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    resolder the connections in the main relay.. or buy a new one
     
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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    My ignition coil ended up being my problem
     
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    I-Geezee Junior Member

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    Try main relay 1st. Simple. Inexpensive. Sounds like what mine was doing.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    as posted a few post down


    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
     
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