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CAR STALLS WHEN FIRST STARTED AND WILL NOT RESTART UNTIL IT IS LEFT SITTING FOR A WHILE. IT THEN STARTS RIGHT UP AND RUNS FINE.

1991 Honda Accord • 105,000 miles

The car stalls when first started and will not start until sitting for a while. It will then start and run fine. Almost as if the gas feed it not working properly.
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Donpck
October 25, 2011.



Next time it refuses to start don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems

with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing

belt/chain.

Rasmataz
Oct 26, 2011.