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97 NO START

1997 Honda Accord • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 13,902 miles

I have a 97 accord lx with 2.3 motor in it I'm have problems start it in weather like below 20 it want start at all but when the weather go up to like 30 or 35 outside the car start right up with no problems
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97accord
March 4, 2011.




You need to check what is missing causing the non starting in cold weather, ignition sparks or fuel.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

The above link should be helpful. It could be a fault with the Engine Coolant Temperature sensor.

Is the Check Engine Lamp (CEL) indicating?

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 at least 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

KHLow2008
Mar 4, 2011.
Yea

Tiny
97accord
Mar 4, 2011.
Get the trouble codes retrieved and post them here.

KHLow2008
Mar 4, 2011.
P0441

Tiny
97accord
Mar 4, 2011.
DTC P0441: EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM INSUFFICIENT PURGE FLOW

NOTE: PCM detects insufficient EVAP control system purge flow by monitoring purge line vacuum with EVAP purge flow switch.

This trouble code should have nothing to do with non starting.

Go to our Diagnose link and click the appropriate category or use the link posted above to get some idea what to look for.
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KHLow2008
Mar 4, 2011.

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