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Old 13-Oct-2005, 08:19 PM
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Any ideas…car wont start

Ok its been a while since I’ve had any issues with my car so its about time…so before I hall this thing off to the garage I thought I’d see if any one else had any ideas. My car wont start…turns over but nothing else not even a pop of sputter!!

Things I’ve checked
Has spark
All fuses are good
I can hear fuel pump run
Checked injector pulse with noid light
I can see the rockers pushing the valves open

I do not have access to a fuel pressure gage or a scan tool abd the car has a full charge and is cranking over well!
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Old 13-Oct-2005, 10:17 PM
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check the voltage of the battery with a multimeter.
Remove the fuel rail from the intake manifold with the injectors in it. Crank the car and see if all of the injectors are firing and if they are firing enough fuel. Just because they're receiving a signal doesn't mean they are firing, if no (or not enough) fuel is getting to them the car won't start.
Also try starting the car with quickstart. If it runs only for a second then you know its not getting enough fuel.
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Old 13-Oct-2005, 11:23 PM
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Thanks zeeman all very good points. I’m gonna try the quick start tomorrow, didn’t want to have to remove the fuel rail but probably will anyway.
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Old 14-Oct-2005, 05:39 PM
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So quick note to tell you all $400 latter that it probably was just that cheap *** cap and rotor I bought last year (doesn’t pay to be cheap!!).

It took my mechanics a couple hours and a new cap, rotor, wires, and plugs but the problem is fixed. Sure he’s probably not very good at diagnosing and does it by trial and error…ah what am I to do
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find a new mechanic.
yeah it doesn't pay to be cheap buy all ignition items from honda (except spark plugs b/c you can get them from crappy tire for much cheaper).
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Old 16-Oct-2005, 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by sci_fit
So quick note to tell you all $400 latter that it probably was just that cheap *** cap and rotor I bought last year (doesn’t pay to be cheap!!).

It took my mechanics a couple hours and a new cap, rotor, wires, and plugs but the problem is fixed. Sure he’s probably not very good at diagnosing and does it by trial and error…ah what am I to do
Thanx for that leason learnt! no more them Crappy Tire parts.
Hello Honda Genuine Parts!
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I had a honda cap blow up on me...no matter what u buy there are defects
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