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Old 24 Feb 2006, 02:22 pm
chappyjr4u
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Default PROBLEM W/88 ACURA INTEGRA

I have 1988 acura integra that won't start. It has 300,000 miles and
probly
needs a little work. It worked up until about 3 months ago. One of my
friends says it sounds like it's not getting compression. It was borrowed
by this guy I know for about 6 months and I told him to replace timing
belt and water pump.(back when it ran) The timing belt on it now looks
new
but could it be off time just enough to let it run for a while and then
quit. Please help. It would be a god send.

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Old 24 Feb 2006, 08:36 pm
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"chappyjr4u" <chappyjr4u@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> I have 1988 acura integra that won't start. It has 300,000 miles and
> probly
> needs a little work. It worked up until about 3 months ago. One of my
> friends says it sounds like it's not getting compression. It was borrowed
> by this guy I know for about 6 months and I told him to replace timing
> belt and water pump.(back when it ran) The timing belt on it now looks
> new
> but could it be off time just enough to let it run for a while and then
> quit. Please help. It would be a god send.
>


Telling us the symptoms it has would be a great help towards getting advice
on what to check.


"won't start"
Does it crank or not crank,or no firing,no sputtering when cranking?
Are you getting spark?

"it runs for awhile and then quits"?? Is that the problem?
Could be fuel filter,fuel pump,a relay("main relay") that energizes the
fuel pump,could be an ignition problem(igniter,coil).

Did it stop working after the guy changed the timing belt? (I doubt it's
the timing belt)

Or before?


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Old 27 Feb 2006, 11:42 am
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Default Re: PROBLEM W/88 ACURA INTEGRA

The car stopped working a little while after the guy gave me the car back.
It cranks but it won't start. Like i said some one told me that it sounds
like it doesn't get compression. someone also said that it could be that
if the timing belt was off just a little it would run and then if it
jumped i probly bent a valve. is this right or is this friend of mine just
a BSer. i don't want to junk the engine if i don't have to. any idea whats
wrong?

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Old 27 Feb 2006, 07:58 pm
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"chappyjr4u" <chappyjr4u@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> The car stopped working a little while after the guy gave me the car
> back. It cranks but it won't start. Like i said some one told me that
> it sounds like it doesn't get compression. someone also said that it
> could be that if the timing belt was off just a little it would run
> and then if it jumped i probly bent a valve. is this right or is this
> friend of mine just a BSer. i don't want to junk the engine if i don't
> have to. any idea whats wrong?
>



Has anyone even bothered to do the basics? Like check for spark and fuel?

Do you hear the fuel pump run for two seconds when the key is first turned
to ON (but not START)?

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Old 28 Feb 2006, 11:58 am
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Default Re: PROBLEM W/88 ACURA INTEGRA

yes its getting fuel and there's gas in it. the spark plugs, wires, and
starter are new.

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Old 28 Feb 2006, 01:06 pm
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"chappyjr4u" <chappyjr4u@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> yes its getting fuel and there's gas in it. the spark plugs, wires, and
> starter are new.
>
>


Which still does not VERIFY that a spark is actually being generated,or
that the fuel pressure is sufficient to run the engine.

New plugs and wires does not verify the coil,distributor cap/rotor,or
igniter.
(The igniter is a modern version of breaker points.)

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Old 28 Feb 2006, 10:39 pm
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"chappyjr4u" <chappyjr4u@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> yes its getting fuel and there's gas in it. the spark plugs, wires, and
> starter are new.
>



But did you check to see if you're actually getting a spark at the ends of
the plug wires?


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Old 02 Mar 2006, 12:12 pm
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Default Re: PROBLEM W/88 ACURA INTEGRA

I'm not the greatest mechanic in the world so would u mind telling me a few
the things i should do to check the problem. your help appreciated.

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Old 02 Mar 2006, 02:12 pm
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"chappyjr4u" <chappyjr4u@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> I'm not the greatest mechanic in the world so would u mind telling me
> a few the things i should do to check the problem. your help
> appreciated.
>



You should learn to turn your quoting on.

Try here, for a start:
http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/startproblems.html#top

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