Accord cranks, no start

Discussion in 'Accord' started by N.E.Ohio Bob, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. N.E.Ohio Bob

    N.E.Ohio Bob Guest

    Got home from dinner and had a message from our son in Columbus a
    couple hours south of here. "Dad, my car (98 Accord, 100K) turns over,
    but won't start.
    I called him and directed him to Goggle main relay Tegger FAQ, and
    talked him through the possibilities. After the sun went down the car
    started right up. He will look for someone who knows how to fix the relay .
    Many thanks to Tegger and all the good folks here at A.A.Honda!
    bob (dad)
    N.E.Ohio Bob, Jul 1, 2006
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    In the meantime, so he won't get stranded, tell him to put the key in
    position II, and slam the driver's door or smack the dash on the left
    side of the steering wheel. The relay will activate long enough to prime
    the fuel system (he'll hear it run) and the engine will start when he
    turns the key to START. Vibration will keep the relay sparking until he
    shuts it off, or it may run perfect depending on the cabin temperature.

    'Curly Q. Links', Jul 1, 2006
  3. N.E.Ohio Bob

    Elle Guest

    IMO this description of how the "smacking" temporarily
    solves the problem is superior to past ones. I think
    understanding the mechanism of this temporary solution helps
    folks having the main relay problem.

    I'm sold, anyway, speaking as someone who values clear
    technical writing.
    Elle, Jul 1, 2006
  4. N.E.Ohio Bob

    N.E.Ohio Bob Guest

    Thanks! Message delivered. bob
    N.E.Ohio Bob, Jul 2, 2006
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