Cold Start Problems

Tiny
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1993 Honda Accord; 105,000 mi; 2.2L 4 cylinder.

When starting cold after the car has sat for more than 5 hours it turns over strong but takes 4-5 seconds to start. After the initial start for the day, it starts instantly thereafter. Is this normal or a precursor to a problem? Any thoughts on what may be creating the issue?

Thanks.
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 AT 3:38 PM

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Tiny
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Last major tuned-up? Also have the coolant temperature sensor check.
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 AT 5:16 PM
Tiny
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Last major tuned-up? Also have the coolant temperature sensor check.[/Quote:ca03f917bc]

Last major tune up was at 94,500; 10/06. All the major items have been done pretty recently: timing belt, radiator, tranny, brake fluid flushes, etc. Anything other than the coolant temp sensor, you can think of? Thanks again; much appreciated!
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 AT 5:57 PM
Tiny
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The pgm-fi relay is probably starting to go bad. Very very common when the weather starts to warm up. It located under the driver's side of the dash near steering column.
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Friday, April 27th, 2007 AT 8:10 PM
Tiny
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Last major tuned-up? Also have the coolant temperature sensor check.[/Quote:8cb29d15f7]

Last major tune up was at 94,500; 10/06. All the major items have been done pretty recently: timing belt, radiator, tranny, brake fluid flushes, etc. Anything other than the coolant temp sensor, you can think of? Thanks again; much appreciated![/Quote:8cb29d15f7]

Try looking for a cold start injector it might not be working that's if it has one. Further check the fuel pressure and the fuel pressure regulator operation-meaning with and without vacuum to it. Look for fuel in the regulator hose-its not suppose to be there ruptured regulator.

Good Luck
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Saturday, April 28th, 2007 AT 12:36 AM

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