Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 21 Mar 2008, 10:58 am
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Angry 95 Honda Accord LX Wont Start HELP!!!

OK, Guys, I am new to this forum and need a lot of help. My wifes car died the other night while idling in front of the house. It had been running about 10 minutes or so and it quietly died (no noise, no nothing). Now comes the part I dont want to admit. It has 197,000 miles and has never had the timing belt changed. (I know you are saying what an idiot! But, lets get past that for a moment.) Over the last couple of months, the car started having problems starting (say 4 times) It would not start no matter what you tried. If you come back an hour or so later, it would start and run just fine. So, I am not sure it is the timing belt yet. From what I have read, you can remove the distributor cap and see if the rotor turns while cranking. If not, I already know the answer. If that turns out to be the case, since this motor is sync'ed, will the valves still be damaged since it was parked and idled? Now back to the other starting problem. Coulld the two be related? If so, where would you start? Spark, Fuel,? please provide any help you think might save me a bunch of money or a new car......
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 21 Mar 2008, 05:21 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Default Re: 95 Honda Accord LX Wont Start HELP!!!

Well, I think the timing belt is broke! I removed the distributor cap and the rotor is not turning when I engage the starter. Can someone please tell me if this motor is syn'ed? Will I have to replace valves? What chance do I have of getting away without extensive valve damage? Shoot it to me straight...
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01 Apr 2008, 03:21 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Smile Re: 95 Honda Accord LX Wont Start HELP!!!

Well,

The timing belt was broke. I found a hungry (and GOOD) mechanic to tear it down and tell me the damamge. He replaced the belt and it fired right up. No valve damage. I got out for $300......

I consider myself lucky.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02 Apr 2008, 09:31 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 12
Default Re: 95 Honda Accord LX Wont Start HELP!!!

Lucky you for that great deal. But I'm still thinking someone should have replied to you in the forums. Anyway, I'm glad your car's working great now. Thank you for the update! Hopefully I can help you out in the future..


__________________
"I'm really glad I replaced my Acura RL Brake Pads in time!" ~Autopartswarehouse
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
91 Honda Accord wont start hurraquio Honda Technical 0 04 Dec 2007 07:27 pm
I have a 1990 Honda Accord that wont start? Ana G Honda Technical 4 01 Oct 2007 02:28 pm
Honda Accord 95 wont start...? Gene Honda Technical 5 07 Sep 2007 01:48 pm
Honda Accord 2001 wont start gs Honda 3 3 18 Oct 2006 06:19 pm
Honda Accord wont start mugman21 Honda 2 3 01 May 2005 09:21 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:08 am.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.