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Old 16 Jul 2008, 12:01 pm
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Default 1998 Honda Accord V6 Coupe won't start?

I have a 1998 Honda Accord that cranks and won't start. There doesn't seem to be any spark from the ignition coil to the distributer cap. Has anybody else had this problem. I've been able to jiggle the coil wire a bit by the dist. cap and it's started. Now I can't get it to go at all. Anybody... please help!
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 12:16 pm
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Have you pulled off the lead from the ignition coil to see if it is corroded inside. Old coils sometime get water in there and the connecting point deteriorates.It is also possible that the connecting line itself has an internal break in the conductor, and you could try a new line, or check the one you have for continuity.Still another possibility is a cracked distributor cap, or a bad rotor inside the cap.
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 12:31 pm
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ignition coils are fairly common failures on older hondas. I've seen a lot of them. if you don't have any spark from the coil to the cap then undoubtedly its the coilbe sure to check the wire from the coil tower to the cap and teh cap itself. check the ignition coil tower for signs of arcing or corrosion or cracks. its almost a sure bet you'll find the problem is the coil.hope that helps
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