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My car won't start!

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by HatchSpeeD, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. HatchSpeeD

    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    I was leaving for work, and its been raining hard all day. Go to start my car and it won't start. The starter goes and goes but the engine won't start. I think its a fuel problem. How do I troubleshoot to check and see if the fuel pump went, or my fuel filter is clogged. My guess is that its fuel related.
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    This might sound weird but if you can leave the windows open to get a little heat out of the car. It could be your main relay. My car would be harder to start when it was raining out, until I replaced the main relay.
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    What is the main relay?
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    :emofo:
    I appreciate you trying to help me, but I honestly didn't understand a word you said. Try using punctuations and better grammar or something, cuz none of that made much sense to me.

    LOL WTF someone deleted his post!
     
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    haha, was gunna say...
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    Damn, anyone else with suggestions? If it is the fuel pump, how hard is it to install? I really don't have the money to pay a mechanic. I need ideas to trouble shoot. Its a 94 civic hb 5 spd cx (w/dx motor)
     
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    when you just turn the ignition on (dont start the car) do you hear the pump come on? you should be able to hear it make a humming noise right when it comes on.
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    I never really heard that, but I will pay attention when I do it in the morning. If i hear it, does it mean it works?
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    So, it started today. Not raining ofcourse. Someone told me it might be the fuel pump relay. Anyone have any input? Damn I need to get a car manual.
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    ask E, he loves replacing relays and pumps...lol



    oh by the way fuel pumps are easy to install....really easy..



    Mialn
     
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    it sound like a bad dissy cap. Check the rubber seal if it craked it may have allowed moisture into the dissy.
     
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