1998 Honda CRV Starting problem

Tiny
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  • 1998 HONDA CRV
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 6,000 MILES
The car was driven and parked up about half an hour after I tried starting and it wont start, I checked the distributor and there is no spark, I changed the distributor and still no spark I also check for fuel intake and its good also the main relay is good.
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Monday, January 27th, 2014 AT 4:42 PM

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Tiny
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If you have no spark and the distributor is new then you need to check for the 12 volt power supply to the distributor. Check ALL fuses first. If good, then use a meter at the 12 volt power wire and have someone crank the engine to check for voltage. A test light will also work. Check for power and ground. You must have both
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Monday, January 27th, 2014 AT 5:55 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for your response, so if there is very little or no volts at the positive and negative wires that goes to the distributor maybe there is a break in one of them somewhere, can I tap these wires and take power direct from the battery to see if I can get spark to get a start just for a test?
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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 AT 1:51 PM
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Sorry for the delay. Lost power here from weather. Yes you can add power and ground to those wires to check for spark just be sure to get the polarity right
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 AT 8:41 AM
Tiny
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Thanks again for your reply, am getting battery power at the wires its 11.9volts but still no spark when the engine cranks what else do you think I should check.

Honda crv 1998 automatic transmission cc 2.0 right hand drive alldrive.
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 AT 10:37 AM
Tiny
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There should be a little ignition control module attached to the bottom of the distributor. Its what the plug you checked for 12 volts plugs into. It may be bad or have a poor connection
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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Thank you, yes the ICM could be bad or the connection because its not a new distributor its a used one so i'll have it checked and I will let you know what happen.
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Thursday, January 30th, 2014 AT 12:46 PM
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Youre very welcome
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Thursday, January 30th, 2014 AT 3:54 PM
Tiny
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Hello its a long time sorry for forgetting you you've been very helpful, everything is ok now I change the distributor and it starts ok, thanks again but now I have another problem the radiator cooling fan does not work what do you think?
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 AT 1:08 PM
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Yes you can.
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 AT 4:01 PM

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