Has no spark

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KHLOW2008
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If distributor is used or remand, I would get another to test. Ensure the distrbutor rotor is turning while cranking as a bad timing belt would not turn the distributor to provide sparking. If any repairs was carried out prior to this occurring, check the grounding citrcuit at the thermostat housing.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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TITSWORTHOFFICER
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  • 1991 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
My 91 Honda Accord has no spark, it seems that the coil has power but still no spark. Question is - is there anyway to check/test a pickup coil or the module?
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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There are no test available for the ICM. Only the ignition coil and wiring test are available.

Most such problem are due to a faulty ignition coil.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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JOEBCOURTNEY
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  • 1991 HONDA ACCORD
I have a 1991 Honda Accord that sliped the timing bel and ate the valves. I replaced the entire engine with one out of a 1992 that was running. Before installing I replaced the timming belts.
During the install I found I had to swap the engin wiring harnes so it would mate to the Car's. This then required I swap the original 91 distributor to the head (91 has an internal coil while 92 had a seperat coil and the wiring harnes has no wires for the seperat coil.)
OK all that having been said, the car turns over, but I get no spark at the plugs. I can smell fuel, so I believe the injectors are being activated.
What I need to know is how to test the distributor and its parts for the 1991. The coil, pickup and ignitor are all inside the cap so so the only outside access are the plug wires and the to connectors (one with 2 connections, the other with 8 connections)
Any suggestions?
If I could find a willing running 1991 accord, I could mark the distributor, remove it, install my distributor and see if the car starts, if not then somthing in mine is bad, but I have no 1990 or 1991 accords local for me to do that.
Note: I do have the 1992 setup, with the external coil, and it has the same connectors to the distributor, but the coil has 4 connections in a connector that I do not have or know what they do.
Any suggestions?
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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JACK42
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If the wiring harness is original it should work. Be sure the rotor is pointing correctly at the right time
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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LARCIS
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  • HONDA ACCORD
The car is a 1993 Honda accord with a f22a1, a automatic, 230k, I replaced the head and now I have no spark, I have replaced the coil, and the car ran before having to replace the head. Thank you for your hlep!
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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Honda very famous for a distributor problem
But you should check all electric connectors check fuses
On the coil check if u have battery + with key on

Let us know
Good luck


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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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RUDYBLUE55
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  • 1990 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,764 MILES
No spark
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
2CEXPT
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No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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DDDIANE
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  • 1990 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
New distributer, new cap and wires and we are not getting a spark. Engine will not start. Distributer has built in Coil. Check all connections and everything is good
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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2CEXPT
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Double checkand test the new distributor everything is in it-ignitor, coil, TDC sensor-power to it, if all okay-could be the computer.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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DDDIANE
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Exchanged it and it started right up. Thank you for you help.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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MIKEB623
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  • 1992 HONDA ACCORD
While driving down the road my car stalled out. Once I pulled over and tried to restart, I knew that my battery wasnt dead (it was cranking over) and figured my main relay (aka fuel relay) had gone bad again since it is such a common problem with the 90-93 accords. Then I checked this and found that my fuel pump was turning on when ignition is turned. I found that I had no spark from the distributor or to it (i assumed you were supposed to have a spark going into the distributor main from the ignition coil). I replaced the ignition coil and the problem continued. Where should I go from here?
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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MIKEB623
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By the way, I had my ignition switch (controls the run/start circuits) replaced very recently. Could this have something to do with the problem?
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
2CEXPT
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Could be the ignition swtich not powering the ignition in run position or a fuse. When it dies out check for power at the coil, if so crank engine over while coil wire is remove and grounded-do you have spark-if so, check again at the spark plug wire end-no spark, investigate the rotor and cap thoroughly. It has to make it out there to get to the plugs. Comeback with your results

About the pump if its not producing the correct pressure-you gonna have the same problem.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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MIKEB623
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Checked for voltage at ignition coil and distributor: both checked out fine but no spark at plugs. I ran the troubleshooting on the ignitor inside of the distributor cap and it looked as though it was faulty. I also checked for gas on the plugs after cranking it over to check and make sure I did not have a faulty pump. I bought new distr. Cap, rotor, and ignitor (aka ICU or ICM) and the problem was solved. Ignitor runs about 110 new (at Napa) for those who care to hear (150 for all).

If the run switch is faulty, I know the trick to cure that from a couple months ago. Start the car but let the key back in-between the run and start position and it should stay running as long as you hold it there. You can do this by listening for the starter to turn off. If you have a standard, good luck cuz it requires one hand at the ignition to drive.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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Well the whole idea is to get to the source from the igntior-Glad you got it going again. Sorry I didn't give the actual defective item in the begining. Its just so hard at times to fix something when you're not there.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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MIKEB623
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I wasnt trying to show you up but I just found the problem with less trouble than I thought. I also like posting on this site so others like me can find info about problem and fix it faster, whether or not I get a response (although not getting a response is very uncommon). Those Haynes manuals help a lot and I kind of guessed and just replaced the whole end of the ignition system malfunctioning since it was not too expensive :P.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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DICEBERG
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  • 1990 HONDA ACCORD
  • 160 MILES
This is the 4cyl injected engine. Helping my neighbors friend whose car stalled out front. He tells me that this has been going on for quite a while. Also that the car usually starts fine once its cooled off. I checked the honda boards and it seems others had had main relays issues.

The main relay was my first thought as well. I havent mapped out the electrical yet to the coil or the pump, looking for a wiring guide. Also looking for a wiring guide for the main relay as well.
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019 AT 11:59 AM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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The main relay would not result in loss of sparks. If sparks is missing, I would suggest checking the ignition switch.

Ensure you have battery voltage at the ignition coil while cranking.
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