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Old 13 Aug 2013, 02:16 am
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Default How to find out why my 94 Honda accord won't start?

Want to know why my car won't start. But I'm getting spark and fuel so I want to know if it could be my ecu?

@Ashley lol I have gas lol it just won't turn over
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Old 13 Aug 2013, 02:31 am
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Put more gas in it if not blow it up
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Old 13 Aug 2013, 02:46 am
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There are so many possibilities. The best bet is to have it towed to a mechanic.
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Old 13 Aug 2013, 03:04 am
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Check the fuse box for any blown fuses. Pay close attention to any fuse that is related to the starting of the vehicle, such as the ignition or starter fuses. Replace them if necessary. Check the battery for any signs of corrosion or loose connections. A buildup of corrosion on the battery terminals can lead to an improper connection. Use a wire brush to remove corrosion from the battery terminal as well as the cable leads. Tighten the connections if necessary. If you do need to replace your starter this site looks like it has cheap prices, free shipping and great reviews
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Old 13 Aug 2013, 03:23 am
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If you have spark you can rule out a bad ECU. It must also be cranking okay, and at that point I like to rule out fuel delivery as the cause. Easy enough - open the air cleaner cover, spray starting fluid on the filter for about 2-3 seconds, put the cover back on to trap the fumes, and crank for 5 seconds. If the engine goes "vroom" and burns off the spray but will not keep running you know the engine is not getting fuel where it counts. If it starts and runs but does not start reliably the next times you try, the fuel pump relay ("main relay") is the top suspect... see the first source for details and a rest. If no response at all to the spray there is a problem with the ignition or the compression. You see good spark so timing is the next question. That and the most likely cause of bad compression come together at the timing belt - it is possible the belt has jumped a tooth. Not hard to check for that either. Using a socket on the crank bolt in the middle of the crank pulley, pull the engine around ***counter-clockwise, as though trying to loosen the bolt*** until the mark on the pulley indicates it is at TDC. Remove the top timing belt cover so you can see the cam timing marks. If the marks are not aligned or exactly 180 degrees out the timing belt has to be replaced. A jumped belt will not last long.

The second source is a good list of the usual reasons a Honda of that vintage won't start.

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