I towed the car today to a local mechanic to see if they can figure out what i couldnt. Edit: didn't see as of April, thats been a while, so never mind on the latter. A car with a good battery should be able to be constantly used for short trips and not require a long drive every few weeks. It is hard to see in the video so we tried harder to show what it was that we were looking for. The cool thing is that fuel pressure test gauges with the adapter needed to test the fuel pressure on Honda cars have come down in price a lot! Did you check the reverse bulbs? Incidentally, I was advised by an acquaintence that maybe it was the fuel injection not being clean so I've been putting fuel injection fluid in after every oil change. My guess is something snapped off down there when the previous owner tried replacing his plugs. Faulty wiring between battery positive and headlight bulb socket.
They have limits on how bright your headlights can be. It usually took a couple seconds if I hadn't used the car in a while, but if I had used it previously during the day, it would start back up again immediately. History is that electrical system, lights, engine etc pulsed. It had been in the garage since my husband passed away, I usually started it on the weekends but have not done so for a month or so. But when an igniter or a coil fails, the car won't start at all until it cools down. As for the pump, in my car it is right behind the engine in plain view under the hood. Recently while driving car instantly went to half power, sluggish then died.
We didn't get any spark. Its 5 spd manual, and i've checked the relay, fuses, starter circuit. You guys have been pretty spot on for me before, so I'd rather see what everyone thinks and do it myself instead of paying to have it towed to a mechanic and then paying the mechanic to diagnose and fix the problem. Remember, the idea behind checking for spark is to see if all of the 4 engine cylinders are getting spark. Loss of power in any car is characterized by engine misfire, low. But the main relay most often fails when the weather is really hot, while the other possible causes will exhibit the symptom nearly all the time. I rested it on what was left of the screw in the terminal to see if a connection could be made and tried to start it again however there was no noticeable difference.
Their lifespan is variable as well: in general, three years is still youngish but seven years is old. What can be the cause? But its strange that even when the turnover sounded normal i. This may be dumb, but did you check fuses? Its been sitting for 2 months b. Battery voltage tests are also a good idea. I'm going to go out and get some new plugs and wires to fix this mess and hopefully get that third plug out somehow. One method that I've used to test for a lack of fuel and the one you'll probably have to use is spraying starting fluid into the throttle body and then having a helper crank the engine.
What should be my next trouble shooting step? Good luck and have a wonderful day. If the engine starts then I now know that I need to take a closer look at the fuel pump to see if it's fried or not. Coil output point has a spring that is the contact for the distributor cap. It's in the distributor and costs like 150 bucks but when that fails, your car will look like it's working fine, the power will be fine, and it will crank all day long, but won't turnover. Do you have lights or does the radio work? Turning the key goes normally until I try to get it to start.
A no-start or random dying can also be caused by a failing ignition switch even though that is not the cause of this particular incident. I ended up push starting the car as I was out of town and I needed to get back into the city. When you turn on switch, the other side should work and you will know you have power and it may just be corroded. The best way to check this type of problem is check for the three things air, fuel, spark. Battery corrosion that has accumulated over time. If it does you're probably still looking at a starter.
Kind of strange, if they are inside the distributor , the new one should have worked. But the yellow Engine check light is staying on. Step 5 — Replace the main relay If the engine won't fire up at all, the main relay might need to be replaced. Still no start with spark cable connected to the coil contact and spring, spark plug in cable, spark plug body grounded - no spark. Familiarize yourself with the most common problems, and be ready to get your engine running again. Did you test if the rotor is turning while cranking? Edit Wow, thanks for the good advice! I took her in for a lube job which I do every 3 months. I've see it happen and you should confirm this first, if you're running no valve lash you're playing with fire.
My crx had been sitting for about a week while I painted the valve cover and purchased battery cables and fuel filter. No Start 2: Checking For Fuel After confirming that the ignition system is creating and delivering spark to each cylinder, the next step is to test the fuel system. Some people just put the spark plug wire on one of the bolts of the cam cover that is grounded anyway, which I dont' think is such a good idea electrically but. Yosemite Please accept my sympathies for the loss of your husband. Oh by the way, she is now up to 129,000. I pushed up on the selector gear stick and then it started with a strong purr.