1990 Honda Accord starts when it wants to

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Electrical problem
1990 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 175000 miles

i just bought an accord, it runs great but only starts when it wants to, I believe it to be a electrical problem because ive been over the car, everything works on the car. I have spark, the timing is right on, the engine turns over everytime I try to crank it but it only starts 3 out of the 5 times I try to start it, when I let it sit for awhile it starts but it seems as if the fuel pump isnt kicking on all the time when I turn the key on. Is there a way to Bypass the original wiring for the fuel pump to something like a relay and a toggle switch. I found a connector has a wire pulled out of it inside the fuse box under the hood, but it is not labeled, could this also be the problem

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 AT 4:40 PM

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I had the same issue it turned out to be the ignition coil.
You can also check the amount of pressure the fuel pump is putting out.
If you haven't yet its probably easier to change the fuel filter.
If there is a power problem to the pump it is usually a fuse or a relay.
If a fuse or a relay is out than it will not start at all.

Hope that helps a bit.

"I have owned all Honda accords from 1990,1991,1992,1993 and average mileage has been over 300,000 "

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 AT 10:06 AM

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