Has no spark

Tiny
GASKIN73
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
It is getting fuel, but is not firing. I have replaced the coil and ignition module, but it will still not fire. What else can be the problem?
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 11:17 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi gaskin73,

Are the dash indicator lights showing when ignition switch is turned to ON and while cranking?

Is voltage available at distributor Black/Yellow wire with ignition switch ON and while cranking?

Was any repairs carried prior to this happening?
Does the Check Engine Light shows for 2 seconds before going off when ignition switch is turned to ON?

This guide should help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 11:39 AM
Tiny
GASKIN73
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Dash indicator lights comes on when car is switched on and when cranking

There is battery voltage at the distributor, Black/yellow wire

No repairs have been made

Check engine light has been on for years, EGR code
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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When did you last checked the CEL code? It could be the EGR but did you check if there were any new codes?

Are you getting sparks when cranking?
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 8:14 AM
Tiny
ANGELA59
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
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This car cranks over but there is no spark and no start. We have replaced the distributor, ignition coil and crank shaft position sensor with the same result itwill crank but will not start. Please help Angela
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Get a test light and probe the negative side of the coil and crank engine over -is the test light blinking.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ANGELA59
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No the test light does not blink
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Do you have battery voltage at coil positive terminal?
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
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CHASDXYZ
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
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1997 honda accord lx. No fire to the plugs. Replaced Distributor and ignition coil. Still no spark from the coil wire. 2.2 liter
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ANGELA59
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Yes, but no injection pulse, no fuel pump and no spark
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Have you tested for battery voltage to the ignition coil (Black/Yellow wire)?
Is replacement distributor new, used or reman? If not new, is it confirmed to be good?
Is distributor rotor turning while cranking?
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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2CEXPT
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Check and test the PGM-FI main relay then comeback
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ANGELA59
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We replaced that too and it clicked but still no start. See the first problem with this car is that someone had taken it upon themselves to decide they were capable of adding alot of electronioc equipment and lots of new wires without taking into consideration what they were shorting out in the process. The only reason we have not given up is because it really is a nice car. But none of it makes sense.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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No injection pulses/ignition/fuel -could mean computer
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ANGELA59
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Computer is functioning too.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
2CEXPT
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When you turn key to run position -do you hear the fuel pump come On?
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ANGELA59
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Well we found the problem. This is really embarassing but when we tested the fuses they tested good. What we failed to do is check for missing fuses. I will be sending my donation and really appriciate your help you have been extremely helpful. The fuel pump fuse was missing in fuse box. The fuse diagram was missing. On this car unfortunately it powers the EFI relay that powers the computer.

Angela
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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RUBEN541X13
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  • 1994 HONDA ACCORD
  • 2.2L
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I have this I replaced the distributor pick up coil and main relay and theres no spark
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DR LOOT
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It can only be spark or fuel. If there is no spark at the spark plugs, Then check at the distr cap and the wire. If no spark there, Check your grounds and especially the Dizzy connectors. Then pull associated fuses and replace as necessary. The igniter inside the dizzy can go bad, the rotor button and cap can get corrosion in side there. I bet it is wiring. I bet it is the ground wire for the ECU that attaches to the intake manifold. It is about 3 wires together in one connector that gets a 10mm bolt through it. See if it is loose, If so, remove bolt, sand all contact surfaces and replace with tightness. Should start. If not, I will offer more with additional input.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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559RICK
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  • 1993 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 150 MILES
93 honda accord I just changed the whole distributor it cranks but still NO SPARK what can the problem be
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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What about the ignition coil?
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