2001 Honda Accord Car will not start

Tiny
WVARGAS10
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  • 2001 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 76,000 MILES
I drove to work with no problem. After work the car will not start. Yesterday, I did notice that I left the trunk door open which has a light, left on for about 4 hours. I did not have a problem starting the car today. I have tried to jump start the car but nothing the engine just tries to start which is starts to make a crumpling noise.

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 AT 10:15 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Get a carb cleaner and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors-

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing belt/chain
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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 AT 10:31 PM
Tiny
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I think you can forget the last sentence left by rasmataz. If your timing belt has jumped or broken, your car WILL NOT START--EVER! At least until the belt is replaced. Sorry that I don't have any solution, tho. Hopefully you will get some input from someone who had exactly the same problem and got it fixed.
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Thursday, September 18th, 2008 AT 8:51 AM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi msmeredith,

You read it wrongly. The engine now cannot start at all so the last part is still applicable.
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Thursday, September 18th, 2008 AT 2:32 PM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Lol -Mr. Low if people will just listen but there's always a good uncertified DIY and a Parts Changer-

It takes 4 ingredients to get an engine to fire up SPEED/COMPRESSION/FUEL/IGNITION

If we listen we all learn

BTW Mr. Low you're the Honda expert in here-You should know with 45yrs of experience
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Thursday, September 18th, 2008 AT 3:24 PM
Tiny
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:)

Sorry, you are mistaken, only 28 years experience.

No problem with learning something new everyday, makes life a lot more interesting ;)
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Friday, September 19th, 2008 AT 8:38 AM

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