Car does not start

Tiny
DADAJI
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Honda Accord 1993 10th anniversary edition. 148,000 miles, 4 cylinder. My car does not start, it tries to start but doesn't. I have new batteries but the ABS light on the dashboard light is ON and it is Yellow colored. If it is helpful. Could it be the starter? Any help will be appretiated. Thank you
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Monday, July 2nd, 2007 AT 6:45 AM

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Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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The ABS is not related. There is spark to the plugs when the engine turns over? Is the engine turning over normally as far as speed? Got fuel to the cylinders? What is missing of spark or fuel?
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Monday, July 2nd, 2007 AT 9:08 AM
Tiny
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Bruce,
I appretiate your prompt reply. I am new to this car lingo and mechanics. I know that the car turns over because it tries to start, I think. But as far as checking the spark plugs and the fuel in the cylinders, I have no clue what and where to check for it. So if you can assist me in that, I can try to do it. Anyways, thank you for your help.
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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 AT 3:11 PM
Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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Get a partner and a pair of dry work gloves. Pull a wire from the distributor and hold it close to the hole it came from. Have someone turn the engine over several times and watch to see if there is spark at the hole. Should be a blue arc from the wire to the hole.
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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
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After the engine turns off, do your power windows work? I'm having a similar issue on my 91 accord where the engine shuts off after starting it. I believe the ignition switch is faulty since the additional items are being observed:
1. Turning ignition from Running to Start and returning to Running shuts down engine. All accessories and power windows have no power.
2. Turning ignition from Running to Start and returning the key close to the Running position leave the engine running.

I believe internal contacts of the ignition switch are worn down.
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Sunday, July 8th, 2007 AT 12:21 AM

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