Car will not start checked everything

Tiny
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  • 1997 ACURA INTEGRA
  • 219,000 MILES

Has spark and gas. Put on computer no codes. Everything seems to work, but nothing. Car ran fine turn it off and got in it about thirty minutes later started car did a half a turn and car shut off.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 4:38 PM

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Tiny
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Check the fuel pressure. If you do not have any fuel pressure, check the fuel pump operations. The PGM-FI main relay is known to fail causing intermittent non-starting.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 4:43 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I have fuel so would it still be the main relay?

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 5:24 PM
Tiny
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It has good spark when I turn the key fuel shoots out the fuel rail. Has compression no codes, new spark plugs, will not start on ether.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 5:26 PM
Tiny
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Sparks, compression and fuel pressure. Try some starting fluid. If it fails to start, check the timing belt for skipped tooth.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 6:53 PM
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" Thirty minutes later started car did a half a turn and car shut off"

"half turn" sounds like the battery, connection, or starter problems.

Later portion of this deals with connections.

Http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1996-chevrolet-tahoe-wont-start-sounds-dead-battery-jumpbox-get-same-reults

Battery can be tested in or out of your rig at a popular auto parts store, you can get it running and over there (with a jump or a "charged battery". this same machine can test your entire charging system to insure your battery is being charged by the alternator if it is not, you will soon be back in the same situation.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
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Sorry about that when I said half a turn I got in it and it started so I put it in gear and drove it went to do a u turn and in the middle of the turn it just shut off no noise or anything. I have spark, I have fuel in it. I tried starting fluid, but it still will not start. Checked the relay it is working.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 8:17 PM
Tiny
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You mentioned compression, was it tested?

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 8:20 PM
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By the way, are the sparks bright blue or dull orange?

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 8:20 PM
Tiny
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Yeah, got compression and the spark plug are new but in the old plugs the where orange I will check real quick with the new ones and see.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 8:35 PM
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If everything lines up good and the sparks are orane, you have a weak ignition coil that is not providing sparks strong enough to start the engine. A weak ignition coil would also fail when it is hot.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 9:36 PM

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