Honda starting problem

Tiny
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  • 1989 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 292,000 MILES
1989 Honda Accord fuel injected. Fuel pump was replaced as had failed, now car won't start, cranks very slowly off a fully charged battery - if I hook another car up with jumper leads to the battery the car will crank faster and seems to be trying to start but will not, any assistance gratefully appreciated!
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Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 9:20 PM

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Tiny
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Get the battery up to par/connections and do below to determine if its a 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
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Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 9:26 PM
Tiny
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Hi
Replaced battery, engine now turns over nicely, very weak yellow spark at sparkplugg lead, when I was going to check the distributor and pulled off the the coil lead part of the distributor housing came off as well, could this be the problem? Will take 3 days to get a replacement distributor cap here.
Thanks Lou
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 AT 5:31 AM
Tiny
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Check and test the coil primary and secondary winding resistances and replace whatever came off-
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Thursday, March 10th, 2011 AT 7:01 AM
Tiny
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Hi, replaced distributor cap and coil, car started first go, thanks heaps for your assistance! Lou
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Thursday, March 10th, 2011 AT 9:17 AM
Tiny
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You're welcome and TY for using 2carpros
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Saturday, March 26th, 2011 AT 8:18 AM

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