1997 Honda Accord wont run when engine is warm

Tiny
KERNSUE2007
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
Engine Performance problem
1997 Honda Accord 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

This car will run and start when the engine is cold, but when is gets about 195 degrees is wont take the gas. You try to restart it and it wont start. But if you let the engine cool down it will start and run until it gets hot again.
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Saturday, June 6th, 2009 AT 8:54 PM

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Tiny
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Hi kernsue2007,

When it could not start, did you check what is missing, fuel or sparks?

Here is a link for you to check out what could be missing. Choose the symptom that most aptly describe your problem and check what is missing.

Let me know what you find.

http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/first_things.htm

If fuel is missing, it most probably is caused by a faulty PGM-FI main relay.
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Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 1:04 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it has spark but it's not blue it's kinda yellow and it does have fuel and fuel pressure.
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Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 1:12 PM
Tiny
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Yellow or orange sparks indicates a weak ignition coil. You do not have to replace the whole distributor, just the ignition coil would do.

Internal parts should be compatible with other Honda models.

Don't the scrap yard have it?

We shall forget about the other post and continue with this tillwe settle the problem.

In fact you should have only post one question for the same problem.
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Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 1:20 PM
Tiny
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Cant find any used ones at junk yards around here. Could it be the ECM (computer)? It's not showing a check engine light and the manual said something about a code 0.
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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 AT 2:58 PM
Tiny
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If there are sparks and fuel is present, it should not be the computer.

You can try getting a new coil from the parts store, it should not be too costly.
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Thursday, June 11th, 2009 AT 9:19 AM

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