1988 Honda Accord 4 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 170000 miles
firstly I want to say thanks for this service you guys are offering. I really is great to car repair laymen like myself.
I have a 1988 accord lxi that was running fine 4 years ago. It had to sit due to title problems and during that time, part of the car was flooded. The engine was not covered in water, but probably a good bit of the underside. On to today. Everthing is all dried up now and I have replaced the battery, spark plugs/wires, distributor cap, rotor button, fuel filter, fuel pump and ignition fuses (40A) and the car will turn over but not start. I tested the ignition coil per haynes manual, and one of the resistence checks failed (the manual says if any tests fail, replace it but I havent done so yet). I am not getting any spark from the plugs (screwdriver to plug test) but I am getting a spark from the ignition coil ((screwdriver to high tension terminal test). Every now and then after I have attempted to start the vehicle, one of the cooling fans comes on with the key off! And my rear lights stay on when the battery is connected, thus I have to disconnect it when I stop working on it. My main concern is the fact that it wont start and I mentioned the other issues in the event that they have something to do with that. I hope you guys can help me. I am truly stuck at this point. Thanks in advance for your help.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 AT 10:37 PM