1997 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles
Hi, I am a former master technician semi retired. I recently purchased a 1997 honda accord with a 2.2l engine with a blown head gasket. I replace the gasket, checked head etc. And replace both timing belts. The vehicle has good compression, good spark, injector pulse, good fuel pressure (39 psi) but will not start. It tries and will sometimes run for several revolutions. It appears to be emtremely lean. The injectors are spraying an even but lean condition (?). There are no codes but the battery was dead for weeks prior to purchase. Though the fuel did not seem to be contaminated I replaced it as well but the condition exsistes. I have a good sweep of TPS voltage, a good signal from crank and TDC sensors. The coolant temp sensor has no ohm reading (should be 5000 ohms cold), which should cause a full rich command if anything (correct?). I believe it is very lean by how it tries to run and with as much cranking as it has had the plugs are still relatively dry. I already put out one small fire during an artificial enrichment start (starting fluid). Guys, I can't remember ever being so stumped on a no start condition. I have back to check the basics several times as well (valve timing, distributer timing, fuel pressure, all fuses (note: the battery was installed incorrectly blowing the main fuse which I replaced), new plugs, ohm checked plug wires, cap and rotor, removed after market alarm system.
I am surviving on bying and selling cars like this until I receive disabilty insurance after back surgery. Any help would be much appreciated and I will most definately send donations as I am able.
Thank you very much,
Monday, February 18th, 2008 AT 3:24 PM