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Old 03 Nov 2011, 07:25 am
Tony Gentry
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90' accord ex 4 cyl. Engine starts and immediately goes dead. This is not a
constant problem but is becomming more frequent.


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Old 03 Nov 2011, 08:57 am
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"Tony Gentry" <tgent@wilkes.net> wrote in
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> 90' accord ex 4 cyl. Engine starts and immediately goes dead. This is
> not a constant problem but is becomming more frequent.
>
>
>


Google "main relay". the solder joints in the relay are fractured and the
relay then doesn't energize the fuel pump,so fuel pressure isn't enough to
keep the motor running after starting. the relay is usually under the dash
on the driver's side.

You can take the relay out,resolder the joints,and it will last another 10-
15 years. Or spend $50 or more for a new relay that can develop the same
problem.

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Old 03 Nov 2011, 09:18 am
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Thank's Jim. I was thinkin I had this prob before about 12 yrs. ago and I
did replace a relay under the dash. I think it was a sq. black one.
"Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
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> "Tony Gentry" <tgent@wilkes.net> wrote in
> news:5eSdnWQ1gfW4FS_TnZ2dnUVZ_vudnZ2d@neonova.net:
>
>> 90' accord ex 4 cyl. Engine starts and immediately goes dead. This is
>> not a constant problem but is becomming more frequent.
>>
>>
>>

>
> Google "main relay". the solder joints in the relay are fractured and the
> relay then doesn't energize the fuel pump,so fuel pressure isn't enough to
> keep the motor running after starting. the relay is usually under the dash
> on the driver's side.
>
> You can take the relay out,resolder the joints,and it will last another
> 10-
> 15 years. Or spend $50 or more for a new relay that can develop the same
> problem.
>
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> localnet
> dot com



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Old 03 Nov 2011, 09:26 am
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In article <5eSdnWQ1gfW4FS_TnZ2dnUVZ_vudnZ2d@neonova.net>,
"Tony Gentry" <tgent@wilkes.net> wrote:

> 90' accord ex 4 cyl. Engine starts and immediately goes dead. This is not a
> constant problem but is becomming more frequent.


Your ignition switch is going bad, or your battery cables are loose/not
making good connection.
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Old 03 Nov 2011, 10:00 am
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"Tony Gentry" <tgent@wilkes.net> wrote in
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> 90' accord ex 4 cyl. Engine starts and immediately goes dead. This is
> not a constant problem but is becomming more frequent.
>
>



Do you mean it starts but dies as soon as you let go of the key?

If so, that's the Main Relay.
<http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/startproblems.html#mainrelay>

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Old 03 Nov 2011, 10:23 am
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On 11/03/2011 07:26 AM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article<5eSdnWQ1gfW4FS_TnZ2dnUVZ_vudnZ2d@neonova.n et>,
> "Tony Gentry"<tgent@wilkes.net> wrote:
>
>> 90' accord ex 4 cyl. Engine starts and immediately goes dead. This is not a
>> constant problem but is becomming more frequent.

>
> Your ignition switch is going bad, or your battery cables are loose/not
> making good connection.


while main relay is definitely a possibility, its symptoms are more
commonly that it won't start at all, not that it'll start then quit.
for this reason, i too think he should investigate the ignition switch.
[loose battery is usually a no-start, not no-run.]

the op should see if removing all the junk from their key ring and
returning the key carefully to the "run" position by hand makes a
difference. if so, it's /definitely/ ignition switch.


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