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Old 22 Jul 2008, 11:33 pm
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Default 1992 Honda Accord DX Electrical Problem?

I have a 1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L SOHC. I was driving home today doing about 60mph and the engine completely shut off. It didnt sputter, or anything. I tried starting it after and it just turned over but still wouldnt start. I checked the Distributor and coil with an ohm meter, but no problems there. I also thought that the main relay may have gone bad, but i cant get it out.
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 11:46 pm
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check for fuel... the fuel pump may have died which happens... thats not always the cheapest fix either... good luck though
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Old 23 Jul 2008, 12:01 am
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before you tinker with the main relay, is your car toally blacked out? if not don't touch it. as you said it would only turn over when you start it. it means you have electricity for your starter, but you dont have ignition. as the gent above mentioned, check your fuel, then remove one spark plug wire from distributor and ground it to body or engine block, have somebody to crank the eng and check for spark. If there's no spark, chk your ignition relay and ignition fuse, it is located on the block rectangle box near the firewall. If the ign relay and fuse are ok, it could be your distributor at fault...cheers
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Old 23 Jul 2008, 12:16 am
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Possible Bad Igniter or Coil inside the Distributor. They can only be checked properly by reading their wave patterns with an oscilloscope. Or a possible bad Main Relay.First things first, grab a friend or family member. You will need 2 people.Take the intake piping off and grab a can of Carburetor cleaner.Have one person try to start the car while the other sprays Carburetor cleaner into the Intake Manifold.If the Car starts, you have a bad Main Relay.If the Car does not start You have a problem in the distributor. Either the Coil or Igniter. Take it to your local shop and have it diagnosed properly so you don't spending money on parts you don't need.Hope this helps. Good Luck
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Old 19 Apr 2010, 10:43 am
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Default Re: 1992 Honda Accord DX Electrical Problem?

I had the exact same thing happen to my Honda Accord, same year too. We checked the fuel pump, still works, put gas in it too. nothing. so we checked to see if there was any electricity getting to the spark plugs and nothing showed on our voltmeter, im guessing it's something with the distributor or coil?

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