1990 Honda Accord won't start when engine is warm

Discussion in 'Accord' started by punkyw, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. punkyw

    punkyw Guest

    My honda starts just fine when the engine is cold, but after it warms up,
    it won,t re-start. It acts like the engine is flooding. Any ideas?
    punkyw, Mar 14, 2005
  2. Two words: Main relay!
    Imminent Vengeance, Mar 14, 2005
  3. punkyw

    TeGGer® Guest

    So what happens?

    Does it fire then die right away when you let go of the key?

    Does it crank and crank and crank but not "catch"?

    Does it seems to "catch" momentarily but then fail to stay alive even
    though you keep cranking?

    Your primary cuplrits right now are the Main Relay and the ignition switch.
    TeGGer®, Mar 15, 2005
  4. punkyw

    mmdir2002 Guest

    that's correct. Since I bought another main relay, I got no problem
    with it.
    mmdir2002, Mar 15, 2005
  5. punkyw

    punkyw Guest

    I replaced the main relay and the map sensor, but it did not solve the
    problem. When the engine is warm and i try to start it, the egine acts
    like it wants to fire when I first turn the key, but then just spins. Any
    other ideas?
    punkyw, Mar 31, 2005
  6. punkyw

    TeGGer® Guest

    Ignition switch? Have you tried a new key?
    TeGGer®, Mar 31, 2005
  7. punkyw

    Graham W Guest

    Try cleaning the distributor cap inside and out. If that fixes it either
    wash it and polish it or replace it.

    There's an article on my website (below) in the 'Miscellanea' section
    which is similar to your problem. Although it is 'Rover' the engine is
    Graham W, Mar 31, 2005
  8. punkyw

    Glynn Edgar Guest


    After trying the same fixes as you with my car it turned out to be the
    ignition coil. After my honda dealer placed a tester off his bench in it my
    car has ran perfect ever since.

    Your shop should be able to try the same thing.


    Glynn Edgar, Mar 31, 2005
  9. punkyw

    punkyw Guest

    well,after procrastinating all this time, I pulled the ignition module from
    the distributer and it tested bad at the parts store. After replacement,
    the car is running fine again. Everyboby, thanks for your ideas.
    punkyw, May 12, 2005
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