1991 Honda Accord 1992 Honda Accord won't turn over

Tiny
SUDYCZ
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  • 1991 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120 MILES
So, I've had this beauty for about 6 years now. Over the past year, its been having problems turning over. It cranks and cranks, but nothing catches. This always happens when the car is hot (has been running for a while and I turned it off to go into a store. Or has been sitting in the hot sun).

I took it to my mechanic, and they replaced a part that attaches to the alternator which was producing low spark. This has not solved the problem.

I've seen a few discussions where it this can be linked to one of the following problems:
1.) Leaky fuel injectors
2.) Main Relay
3.) Need extra air in the cylinders (so hold the pedal halfway down when starting)
4.) Starter is heat soaked (causing to much internal mechanical resistance)
5.) Ecm needs to be changed
6.) Ignition switch

Do you have any suggestions?
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Sunday, June 29th, 2008 AT 2:40 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi sudycz,

I would go for the main relay since the engine cranks but don't fire up.
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Sunday, June 29th, 2008 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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The first thing I'd replace is the Igniter (Aka: ignition module) Its inside the distributer.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/189565_Ignition_Module_4.jpg

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Sunday, June 29th, 2008 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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My mechanic replaced the ignition distributor last weekend, and the same problem continues to occur.

Is an ignition distributor the same thing as the ignition module? Also, I'm taking the car in tonight. Should I have them look at the main relay?
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 11:13 AM
Tiny
ITSALLGOOD
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As far as I know Honda didn't start offering the V6 in the Accord until 1995. So I have to assume that your car is a 1991 with a 4 cylinder engine.

The ignition module is inside, and part of the distributor assembly. And if they already replaced the distributor, that would normally come with a module and the coil - I'm assuming that they used a NEW one?

In which case, I would agree with KHLow2008 and change the main relay.

If you do really have a V6 engine, things are a little different.
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 1:58 PM
Tiny
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Yeah, its a 4 banger. Reads "16 Valve" on the engine cover. Must have read it as V6 a while back. Sorry!
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 9:29 PM

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