1992 Honda Prelude no start

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JIM SAVO
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  • 1992 HONDA PRELUDE
1992 honda prelude 2.3l apx 158,000 miles.
Car died in the middle of the road. I've replaced the coil, control module, distributor, and main relay assy under the dash. Car cranks but will not fire. I've checked for spark, no spark. I cannot smell fuel so I am assuming that there is no spark and no fuel getting to the engine. What's next?
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Saturday, October 20th, 2007 AT 3:40 PM

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RASMATAZ
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Check for power at the coil positive terminal. Do you have power? Might want to check this -pull the coil wire from the distributor and ground it to the engine while cranking over -do you have spark-if not Do below: If so inspect the rotor/cap it has to make it out of there to get to the plugs.

Also while cranking it over listen to the injector/s are they clicking?

Remove the distributor cap, rotor, and cover to access the wires at the coil and ignitor.

1. Key on/Engine off - Black/Yellow wire should have battery voltage, as well as the coil negative wire(white/blue on civic models).

2. The Yellow/Green wire should have 9-12 volts(cranking voltage)which is pulsed and can be seen as a square wave or appear as 10-14 degrees of dwell(with the dwell meter set on the 4 cylinder scale). With a good signal you now know that the pcm is okay.

3. Now look for a pulsed signal on the coil negative wire. If the signal is good, then replace the ignition coil. And if the signal is no good, then it is recommended to replace both the ignition ignitor & coil(or the distributor assembly).
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Saturday, October 20th, 2007 AT 5:23 PM
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PRELUDEGIRL
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I have a 92 Prelude 5 speed standard with 220K+ on it.
Recently went thru a car alarm issue with a compustar 3300 alarm in it.
After driving without any previous problems it would not start at all. After lots of back and forth on the phone with A&B sound trying to help me put the car in valet mode, nothing was working.I had lights. Windows worked etc.
Anyway, turned out to be a battery that just had a bad cell without enough amperage. I had seen previous posts on other threads that said probably bad battery, so I just wanted to thank all those others who took the time to Post.
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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 AT 11:45 PM
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BRUCE HUNT
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With replacements you have done and with the spark absent, look at what Raz has for you. Then I would look at the crank or cam sensor. Cam will probably be in the distributor but the crank sensor is down on the crank under the timing cover behind the harmonic balancer or the crank pulley.
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Thursday, November 8th, 2007 AT 11:51 AM

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