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Old 08 Jul 2004, 06:14 pm
DaveT
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Default Problem starting car

I got a 92 Accord. Every once in a while it won't start. It'll crank OK,
but it won't start. If I keep trying, it'll start. Like I said, this
doesn't happen all the time. What could it be? PCV valve maybe, spark
plugs, spark plug wires? I just got the injectors cleaned. I'm going to
get new plugs and wires.

Dave


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Old 08 Jul 2004, 06:34 pm
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Default Re: Problem starting car

DaveT wrote:
> I got a 92 Accord. Every once in a while it won't start. It'll crank OK,
> but it won't start. If I keep trying, it'll start. Like I said, this
> doesn't happen all the time. What could it be? PCV valve maybe, spark
> plugs, spark plug wires? I just got the injectors cleaned. I'm going to
> get new plugs and wires.
>
> Dave
>
> ==============


Dave,

When it's hot inside the car, often right after being shut off (at
corner store / gas station????

Do a google search for 'honda main relay'and you'll probably find your
answer. If you need to make it go, temporarily, while cranking smack the
left dash with your fist. It will start.

'Curly'

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Old 08 Jul 2004, 07:36 pm
Jim Yanik
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Default Re: Problem starting car

"DaveT" <bgates@sbcglobal.net> wrote in
news:2zkHc.7255$746.67@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com:

> I got a 92 Accord. Every once in a while it won't start. It'll crank OK,
> but it won't start. If I keep trying, it'll start. Like I said, this
> doesn't happen all the time. What could it be? PCV valve maybe, spark
> plugs, spark plug wires? I just got the injectors cleaned. I'm going to
> get new plugs and wires.
>
> Dave
>
>



Main relay,operates the electric fuel pump.

try this;
http://www.markl.f9.co.uk/howto/elec...main-relay.htm

Save yourself $50,and the cost of all the other things you don't need.

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Old 09 Jul 2004, 07:19 pm
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Default Re: Problem starting car

I just got a main relay problem on my 91 accord. would often refuse to start
when sitting in the sun, especially when it was humid. I got the main relay
changed (less than 100$ including labor). No problem since then, even under
the hot Texas sun.

RAT

"Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
news:Xns9520D1AF07884jyanikkuanet@204.117.192.21.. .
> "DaveT" <bgates@sbcglobal.net> wrote in
> news:2zkHc.7255$746.67@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com:
>
> > I got a 92 Accord. Every once in a while it won't start. It'll crank

OK,
> > but it won't start. If I keep trying, it'll start. Like I said, this
> > doesn't happen all the time. What could it be? PCV valve maybe, spark
> > plugs, spark plug wires? I just got the injectors cleaned. I'm going

to
> > get new plugs and wires.
> >
> > Dave
> >
> >

>
>
> Main relay,operates the electric fuel pump.
>
> try this;
> http://www.markl.f9.co.uk/howto/elec...main-relay.htm
>
> Save yourself $50,and the cost of all the other things you don't need.
>
> --
> Jim Yanik
> jyanik-at-kua.net



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Old 09 Jul 2004, 08:03 pm
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Default Re: Problem starting car

"Rattus the RAT" <rats_and_guns_n_rosesREMOVE-THIS@yahoo.com> wrote in
news:2l8qtiF9l5f4U1@uni-berlin.de:

> I just got a main relay problem on my 91 accord. would often refuse to
> start when sitting in the sun, especially when it was humid. I got the
> main relay changed (less than 100$ including labor). No problem since
> then, even under the hot Texas sun.
>
> RAT


I re-soldered mine and saved that money. It took 1/2 hr.

Your new relay may develop the same problem.

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jyanik-at-kua.net


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> "Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
> news:Xns9520D1AF07884jyanikkuanet@204.117.192.21.. .
>> "DaveT" <bgates@sbcglobal.net> wrote in
>> news:2zkHc.7255$746.67@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com:
>>
>> > I got a 92 Accord. Every once in a while it won't start. It'll
>> > crank

> OK,
>> > but it won't start. If I keep trying, it'll start. Like I said,
>> > this doesn't happen all the time. What could it be? PCV valve
>> > maybe, spark plugs, spark plug wires? I just got the injectors
>> > cleaned. I'm going

> to
>> > get new plugs and wires.
>> >
>> > Dave
>> >
>> >

>>
>>
>> Main relay,operates the electric fuel pump.
>>
>> try this;
>> http://www.markl.f9.co.uk/howto/elec...main-relay.htm
>>
>> Save yourself $50,and the cost of all the other things you don't
>> need.
>>
>> --
>> Jim Yanik
>> jyanik-at-kua.net

>
>
>




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Old 10 Jul 2004, 10:44 am
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Default Re: Problem starting car

Good thing you mentioned that 'cause I'm in Texas also and I was wondering
that.


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Old 12 Jul 2004, 12:32 am
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Default Helpful Hint to replace the Main RelayRe: Problem starting car

All,
Just re-soldered my main relay also (1987 CRX Si). It's way the heck
down in the most inaccessible, most awkard place possible and there's
absolutely no way to get to the mounting screw. I mentioned this to
the guy who runs the local Honda shop and he said all he ever does is
just pops the relay out of the case. It's just like all the web sites
discuss, but the case is never unscrewed - it stays in the car while
the relay itself is repaired (or replaced, if inclined). Took about
10 minutes, and 5 minutes of that was finding new batteries for the
flashlight....
Dan

but On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 01:03:42 +0000 (UTC), Jim Yanik
<jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote:

>"Rattus the RAT" <rats_and_guns_n_rosesREMOVE-THIS@yahoo.com> wrote in
>news:2l8qtiF9l5f4U1@uni-berlin.de:
>
>> I just got a main relay problem on my 91 accord. would often refuse to
>> start when sitting in the sun, especially when it was humid. I got the
>> main relay changed (less than 100$ including labor). No problem since
>> then, even under the hot Texas sun.
>>
>> RAT

>
>I re-soldered mine and saved that money. It took 1/2 hr.
>
>Your new relay may develop the same problem.


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Old 12 Jul 2004, 09:48 pm
Rattus the RAT
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Default Re: Helpful Hint to replace the Main RelayRe: Problem starting car

So are the new ones they sell today better quality?

RAT

"Dan Knaus" <knaus@norfolk.infi.net> wrote in message
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> All,
> Just re-soldered my main relay also (1987 CRX Si). It's way the heck
> down in the most inaccessible, most awkard place possible and there's
> absolutely no way to get to the mounting screw. I mentioned this to
> the guy who runs the local Honda shop and he said all he ever does is
> just pops the relay out of the case. It's just like all the web sites
> discuss, but the case is never unscrewed - it stays in the car while
> the relay itself is repaired (or replaced, if inclined). Took about
> 10 minutes, and 5 minutes of that was finding new batteries for the
> flashlight....
> Dan
>
> but On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 01:03:42 +0000 (UTC), Jim Yanik
> <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote:
>
> >"Rattus the RAT" <rats_and_guns_n_rosesREMOVE-THIS@yahoo.com> wrote in
> >news:2l8qtiF9l5f4U1@uni-berlin.de:
> >
> >> I just got a main relay problem on my 91 accord. would often refuse to
> >> start when sitting in the sun, especially when it was humid. I got the
> >> main relay changed (less than 100$ including labor). No problem since
> >> then, even under the hot Texas sun.
> >>
> >> RAT

> >
> >I re-soldered mine and saved that money. It took 1/2 hr.
> >
> >Your new relay may develop the same problem.

>



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Old 13 Jul 2004, 09:01 am
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Default Re: Helpful Hint to replace the Main RelayRe: Problem starting car

"Rattus the RAT" <rats_and_guns_n_rosesREMOVE-THIS@yahoo.com> wrote in
news:2lh0q1Fcho33U1@uni-berlin.de:

> So are the new ones they sell today better quality?
>
> RAT


AFAIK,the same ones as the original.

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> "Dan Knaus" <knaus@norfolk.infi.net> wrote in message
> news:as04f0h5t3civmobqr1bpcpqnpho3k2g51@4ax.com...
>> All,
>> Just re-soldered my main relay also (1987 CRX Si). It's way the heck
>> down in the most inaccessible, most awkard place possible and there's
>> absolutely no way to get to the mounting screw. I mentioned this to
>> the guy who runs the local Honda shop and he said all he ever does is
>> just pops the relay out of the case. It's just like all the web
>> sites discuss, but the case is never unscrewed - it stays in the car
>> while the relay itself is repaired (or replaced, if inclined). Took
>> about 10 minutes, and 5 minutes of that was finding new batteries for
>> the flashlight....
>> Dan
>>
>> but On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 01:03:42 +0000 (UTC), Jim Yanik
>> <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote:
>>
>> >"Rattus the RAT" <rats_and_guns_n_rosesREMOVE-THIS@yahoo.com> wrote
>> >in news:2l8qtiF9l5f4U1@uni-berlin.de:
>> >
>> >> I just got a main relay problem on my 91 accord. would often
>> >> refuse to start when sitting in the sun, especially when it was
>> >> humid. I got the main relay changed (less than 100$ including
>> >> labor). No problem since then, even under the hot Texas sun.
>> >>
>> >> RAT
>> >
>> >I re-soldered mine and saved that money. It took 1/2 hr.
>> >
>> >Your new relay may develop the same problem.

>>

>
>
>


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