1990 Honda Accord not running

Tiny
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  • 1990 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
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I have a 1990 honda accord & it was running then when it was shut off it would not crank up for a few days I changed the fuel pump I think it might be the icm cuz it aint getting no fire so what do you think might be plese let me know
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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 6:46 PM

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Tiny
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Get a carb cleaner and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel pump and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing.

Fuel pump and Injector/s checks out-start checking the ignition system-power to coil, coil/s itself, distributor pick-up, control module, Cam and Crankshaft sensors.

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time
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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
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The fuel pump dont even pump no fuel to the throttlebody & it dont get any fire
so what else could it be
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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 8:51 PM
Tiny
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Direct power to the fuel pump connector from the battery and see what happens don't come On replace the fuel pump. Comes On -start checking the wiring/ fuel pump relay an fuse.
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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 8:55 PM
Tiny
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I done replaced the fuel pump I think its the icm in the distributor
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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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The fuel pump dont even pump no fuel to the throttlebody & it dont get any fire
so what else could it be.

You have replaced the fuel pump but is it producing the correct fuel pressure. I need to know the pressure reading before we head on over to the ignition system.

Try testing the PGM main relay
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Monday, March 24th, 2008 AT 12:31 AM
Tiny
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& where would that be at
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Monday, March 24th, 2008 AT 1:27 AM
Tiny
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When you turn key to run-do you hear the fuel pump come On if not you have an electical issue-this relay powers the fuel pump

Its behind the drivers side of instrument panel and left of steering column.
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Monday, March 24th, 2008 AT 5:00 PM
Tiny
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The relay you are looking for is up under the dash on the driver side. It is up there quite a ways. There has been an issue with defect and bad solder connections.
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 AT 8:16 AM

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