1992 Honda Accord Car won't start sometimes

Tiny
JANETBLY
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  • 1992 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 25,800 MILES
My car just won't start sometimes. I let it sit for 20 mins and go back and then it starts right up. It is almost like it is not getting any gas. It acts like it is going to start, but just doesn't get that extra umph to start. It's not the battery, I have power when I try to start it, my radio works and everything that is battery powered works, it just doesn't start. I took it to get it fixed and they told me that it was the fuel pump. I got the fuel pump and filter changed, and that fixed the problem for about a month or so, but now it won't start again. It only does it once every few months, and it seems to do it when it is hot outside. Do you have any ideas that will help me? I don't want to get rid of my car.
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 8:05 PM

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Tiny
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Hi janetbly,

Get the main relay repaired/replaced and your problem should be solved.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_MainRelay92Accord_1.jpg

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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
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Thank you.I will try that. No one has ever suggested that to me. Is this something that I can do myself, or would it be better to have someone else do it? I will let you know it if works.
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 AT 11:16 AM
Tiny
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Hi janetbly,

It is quite a simple job and if you are into DIY, should be a breeze. Pull the relay out of its housing by pushing both ends of cover outwards. Resolder the circuit board and it should be as good if not better than new.
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 AT 11:44 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much. I have not done too much work on my car, I have replaced the motorized antenna and a door handle, but other than that I don't have any experience with cars. I'm just sick of people telling me I need to buy a new car, and sick of them taking advantage of me cause I'm a girl! I think I will buy a new relay and put that on, since the only experience I have soldering is making stained glass. Or I will try to find someone around town to fix it for me. I really appreciate all your help!
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 AT 12:58 PM
Tiny
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Okay I found someone that fixed the main relay in my car. Only time will tell if it worked. I thank you very much for your time and your help.
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 AT 7:19 PM

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