Brown or Gray box with about 8 wires tend to go bad at relay contacts inside. Whenever the battery light came on, I would see a sharp decrease in battery voltage. It has a loping startup. Then get a good thorough tuneup. Take pictures, crawl under the car, look under the hood. I even put a code scanner on the car, and the computer isn't throwing any codes.
I disconnected the air intake hose and sprayed starter fluid into the air intake and it doesn't even try to start when I do this and I can smell no fuel at the exhaust pipe. You need to have the codes read. Any help would be most appreciated. Any help would be most appreciated. The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 1997 Honda Accord. I will also let the battery sit unplugged after being fully charged.
Does it crank over, but won't start? Posted on Sep 19, 2008 Check your battery and alternator connections for tightness. Not sure how to do that but I'll figure it out. It seems like it might be an intermittent draw, sometimes off sometimes on. I had 3 hondas, different years that have done the same thing. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. So he jumped me I got it started took it to midas and they checked the alternator it was dying:.
You should smell fuel coming from that cylinder after the engine is cranked. Our Policies: , , , , , , and. I believe you should be looking for a voltage greater than 12. Treat those asking for help with respect, and answer without bias toward them, their situation, or their knowledge or lack thereof about the repair issues. Attempt to investigate the repair issue on your own. Duracell is a registered trademark of Duracell U.
YouTube has many helpful topics. Good luck Posted on Sep 20, 2008 Sounds like your alternator to me. Check for spark at a plug wire. Turn the key on and see if you hear the fuel pump or not. I'd have it towed to my house to have it start right up like nothing happened the next day!? I am really glad thought it was something electrical or my transmission was out. The one thing I did notice, is with the original Main Relay when I'd turn it over, the fuel pump would turn on start just fine idle until it warmed up then start to bog and shut down.
I really need to get it starting when I need it to without waiting a half hour or more for the engine light to go off. I've read some forums regarding similar issues to mine and all signs pointed to the Main Relay. I can hear the fuel pump now, but the car still won't start. A draw test does not show any milliamps. A family friend took care of it.
I have some additional information that might be able to shed light on the problem. If it won't even crank over, then likely some connection did come loose, like an alternator connection, possibly your fusible link near the battery. I'm starting to think It might be electrical wiring issues shorting things out? I can hear the fuel pump now, but the car still won't start. Also until recently I had been having trouble getting the starter to work too. Nov 01, 2011 What you're describing could be a broken timing belt.
Since 1919, Standard Motor Products has engineered a full line of engine management products, including ignition parts, sensors and on-board computers. This time it wouldn't turn over, just crank. I checked for voltage at the wire harness and it was present, so I changed the fuel pump. To troubleshoot, turn ignition key to on position and tap the relay box, you should hear fuel pump activate. It should also be on when cranking and running, but you can only hear it, or should, when you first turn key to on. I have a good strong spark at the spark plugs, there is fuel in the fuel rail, the rotor is turning timing belt intact , I put a noid light on the injectors and they are being pulsed, but it still won't start.
It turns over but doesn't start I have to wait for the engine light to go off then it starts. The check engine light stays on. The good news is, I took a chance with a gut feeling and just replaced the whole distributor coils and all. Recently the electrical system just completely stopped working out of the blue. We look forward to helping everyone with their car repairs and questions, but please take the time to read this sidebar.
Is that possible with my symptoms or could it be a shorted out wire somewhere? Although before all this, you should check the voltage of your battery. If its the switch, could be just maladusted. You can pay for your order in a store or even use an international credit card. Repeatedly turning the key eventually turned the car on. If not, you could have a bad ignition switch.