Originally Posted by salsa086
I have a 1993 honda accord that won't start.
The starter cranks over powerfully... I put new sparkplugs in it. I checked my airfilter...it sounds like it wants to start.. the engine cranks a couple times.. then it stops... the engine is never really running...
things I've tried:
I tried starting it with the air filter removed..
I also verified my spark plugs are actually firing (ruling out a spark plug cable problem... I also replaced the sparkplugs
Its a manual transmission and it won't start if I pop the clutch while moving at a good clip (after being pushed), we wore ourselves out pushing this thing up and down the street
When I turn my key the starter cranks away... sounds strong.. and the engine sounds like it wants to start.. the engine then turns a few times then it dies...
before this started happening I started hearing a metallic type noise coming from the engine under heavy acceleration... but if I accelerated slowly it wouldn't make the noise... I demonstrated the noise to a friend of mine and he said it could be a timing belt problem (he also said the noise could just be exhaust causing vibration somewhere in the exhaust system).... so I'm wondering if it was a timing belt problem. Could a timing belt issue cause my car not to start?
The timing belt was replaced in February of this year (8 months ago).... could it have been installed incorrectly? What about a potential fuel injector problem? What do you guys recommend for troubleshooting?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
This is a very common problem with 90-93 Accord's with the F22 engine having 150-200k miles. I had the same problem with mine at around 190k. It would crank but not turn over (mostly in hot weather. Here's the problem, and it's actually kind of simple. It's a $100 Relay that needs to be replaced, solves the problem perfectly. Just take it to your local Honda/Acura specialist, they will know exactly what you're talking about and know it's probably the Relay that needs to be replaced. Shouldn't cost more than $150-$180 with labor.
1990 Honda Accord LX Sedan
Mileage Ticker: 232,400 Miles
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