Start-up problem

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ERIC HAMILTON
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  • 1991 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
Have a 1991 Honda Accord LX. When the engine is cold. It starts no problem. As soon as I shut it off, it is hard to restart. Have to wait for a bit and try again until it finally starts.
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Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 9:24 PM

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RASMATAZ
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Could be low fuel pressure -check it with a fuel pressure tester, also check the coolant temperature sensor. Or do below

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 so, 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, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 9:31 PM
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MOLSONCANADIAN
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Has your Main relay ever been changed?
These are a problem on these honda's.
It is located under dashboard(steering wheel column), you have to remove cruise control box to gain access. About 50 bucks.
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Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 10:11 PM
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KHLOW2008
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Not necessary to replace the main relay. Take it out of the box and resolder the joints and it should be as good as new, if not better.
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Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 AT 1:24 PM

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