1992 Accord won't start

Tiny
COOLJAZZ
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  • 1992 HONDA ACCORD
1992 Accord, 137,000 mi, 5 spd, fuel injection. Car died on road. Started for about 15 sec. The next morning, but then nothing. The starter cranks, but the car does not start. When I put switch to the on position, the Check engine light goes on for about 2 sec. Then turns off. Oil pressure and battery charge light stay on. I feel the main relay click once and again about 2 seconds later and I can hear the fuel pump for about 2 seconds too. I have jumped the service connector and got diagnostic code 15 on the CEL light, but have since reset the ECU by pulling the Backup fuse for 10 seconds. Now when I jump the connector the CEL light stays on, but there is no code being blinked. I have checked all the fuse boxes, the main relay, the MAP sensor, the EGV sensor, the throttle angle sensor, Autozone checked the coil, and it was OK. Help please!
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Thursday, November 29th, 2007 AT 10:06 PM

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Tiny
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Hello !

Check for spark on the plugs and let us know if any.

The 90 s hondas has some issues with 3 things: main relays, distributors and ignition switches.

Let us know on the spark to continue!
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Thursday, November 29th, 2007 AT 10:25 PM
Tiny
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I checked for a spark at each plug and can't see any light using the spark plug tester (not that great of a tester though).
Thank you for responding and here's hoping we can figure this out:)
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Friday, November 30th, 2007 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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I should also note that I have done the tests recommended on the main relay, and it checks out OK. I also ran the tests on the ignition switch and it also checked out OK.
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Friday, November 30th, 2007 AT 6:39 PM
Tiny
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Hello !

Well time to check the igniter and pick-up coil.

Connect a tester light on negative side and the other end on the positive of the coil then crank the engine and see if you get "pulses" (on-off-on-off)

The light tester should "blink" on-off-on-off-on-off that shoud tell us that the igniter and pick-up coil are sending the "signal" to the coil to make a "spark" if that is happening. Check the coil high side for spark with a cable close to "ground" (do it with care).

If the pulses are good but no spark is present then the ignition coil is defective.

Let me know to continue.
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Friday, November 30th, 2007 AT 10:04 PM

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