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Tiny
BRITOMARTIS HECTATES TILLERY
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  • 1997 HONDA ODYSSEY
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 289,099 MILES
The car cut off and had to be towed. Found oil in 3 of the 4 spark plug terminals clean them all out and replaced plugs and wire set as well as the valve gaskets. Oil level is good but the car will not start now. Checked the fuel pump and did fuel pressure test everything there is working great. The battery, starter and alternator are all good. The van will turn over and crank but won't start. Need help.
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Saturday, May 18th, 2019 AT 2:37 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This could be a problem with your vehicle's Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP), or as it's known on your vehicle as the Cylinder Position Sensor (CYP). Your vehicle's Power-train Control Module (PCM) uses the signal to determine where your vehicle is in it's 4 stroke cycle and determines when to fire the spark plugs as well as the fuel injectors. I have included the location of your vehicle's CYP in the diagrams down below. Please get back to us with what you are able to find out.

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Alex
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Saturday, May 18th, 2019 AT 3:30 PM
Tiny
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Good afternoon,

Before throwing some parts at it, make sure you have compression. The engine timing could be off not allowing the engine to start.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

when you crank the engine, does the tachometer move up a little bit? That will tell us if the cranks sensor is sending a signal.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-timing-belt-works

Roy
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Saturday, May 18th, 2019 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
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My grandad did a compression test on it with his oldest model kit which has rubber ends that you press in.
Results:
Valve 1- 50
Valve 2 - 45
Valve 3 - 25
Valve 4 - 35
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Saturday, May 18th, 2019 AT 5:26 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. That's your problem.

It looks like the timing belt has failed and needs to be replaced.

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/honda/accord/1997

Roy
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Saturday, May 18th, 2019 AT 6:14 PM
Tiny
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I'm going to get a newer model tester because the old one the rubber was cracked and I found out the meter does not move right. I tested it on a another vehicle which has no problems and it says low as well and this car a brand new car.
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Sunday, May 19th, 2019 AT 1:23 AM
Tiny
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Okay. It is a 1997 car.

Let me know the results.

Roy
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Sunday, May 19th, 2019 AT 2:08 AM
Tiny
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Yes. 1997 Odyssey LX.
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Sunday, May 19th, 2019 AT 2:21 AM
Tiny
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Yes. Just stating that as you said brand new car.

Roy
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Sunday, May 19th, 2019 AT 2:29 AM
Tiny
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I used the older model compressor on the 97 odyssey then I used it on a brand new car and it said the almost same numbers. The compressor is bad
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Sunday, May 19th, 2019 AT 11:11 AM
Tiny
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The numbers need to be identical.

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Monday, May 20th, 2019 AT 2:58 AM
Tiny
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I am trying to save the money to get a compression tester.
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Monday, May 20th, 2019 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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Okay. You can rent one at a parts store.

Roy
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Monday, May 20th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM
Tiny
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Okay.
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Monday, May 20th, 2019 AT 6:54 PM
Tiny
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Keep us updated.

Roy
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Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 AT 2:23 AM

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