I have a Honda Accord from 1991. Sometimes, it has problems starting. What do you think is the probl

Discussion in 'Accord' started by gaetanlion, Aug 21, 2007.

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    gaetanlion Guest

    My car is due for its 6 month servicing. I called our local Honda
    dealership. They said it is most likely the fuel pump relay that
    transmits fuel and information to the starter. They said it was a
    common problem among Honda Accords from the early 90s.

    They recommended to replace this fuel pump relay. This would cost
    $190. They indicated they could check if this fuel pump relay works or
    not. That would cost $130. Given these costs, they suggested I
    directly get the fuel pump relay replaced for $190.

    This makes sense to me. But, I am no car mechanic. Does it make sense
    to you? Or, do you know of other likely possibilities? What should I
    gaetanlion, Aug 21, 2007
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    timtech Guest


    Get the soldering iron out and remelt the bad solder - just did this
    on my 1993 Civic.
    timtech, Aug 21, 2007
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    jim beam Guest

    it's likely the correct diagnosis. whether or not to pay that much
    depends on whether you have the knack and want to repair it yourself.
    jim beam, Aug 22, 2007
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    Graham W Guest

    If you can locate and remove it from the car, take it to a TV repairman
    who will be able to identify the 'dry' joint and reflow the solder on it.
    This should be a quick and easy procedure and only cost a few dollars.
    Graham W, Aug 22, 2007
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