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'91 Honda Accord, Intermittent no Start

Q: I have a problem with my ‘91 Honda Accord. You can drive it and sometimes you can turn it off and it won't start. The car can be hot or cold. It sounds like it wants to start so it is not the starter and I had a tune-up and all...I'm not sure where to go with it. I took it to work one day, and when I got out it wouldn't start. Left the car there came back in and an hour later it started. I asked a repair shop about it and they said, they can't do anything with it until it stops all together. Any solutions?

A: You may want to focus your attention on a part called a Main Relay. This relay on Honda’s is known for being an intermittent problem that vanishes as the vehicle gets near a repair facility. Have your technician show you where the Main Relay is located. The next time your vehicle does not want to start give the Main Relay a hit. If in doing so the vehicle springs back to life replace the relay. The Main Relay on Honda’s provides power for the fuel pump, fuel injection and computer related components. About the only thing you can do with a Honda with a bad Main Relay is push it.

 
     
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