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Old 10 Jul 2008, 02:31 pm
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Default 1990honda accord will turn over but wont crank what could be the problem?

we had a really bad rain storm the day be4 now this happen
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Old 10 Jul 2008, 02:46 pm
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You are using two terms that mean the same and your questions is contradictory. "turn over" means that the starter rotates the engine to start the engine. "crank" means the same thing (derived from the old hand cranks before there were starter motors)if you are saying that the engine turns over (rotates) but that the engine will not start then you need to check to see if the ignition system is 'firing' the spark plugs. If you think it is related to rain then you could have water inside the distributor cap that is shorting out the ignition system. drying off the inside of the distributor cap will fix that.if you have spark then you need to see if the fuel pump is running. if you take the gas cap off of the filler pipe and put your ear near the opening then have someone turn the ignition key ON you should hear the fuel pump run (buzz) for about 2 seconds. if its not running then the chances are you have a bad main relay. a bad main relay would also cause a problem with an engine that won't start because of no spark at the spark plugs.other than that, it could be a bad ignition coil or a clogged fuel filter.those are the most likely suspects.hope that helps
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