Will not start

Tiny
LACRUE
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  • 1997 HONDA CRV
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,100 MILES
I parked it, came back to it and it would not start. It cranks but not starting, as if not getting fuel. SRS is displayed on the dash. YouTube experts say 99% of the time it is the main relay. I purchased it and it still would not start. I cannot hear the fuel pump. Please help.
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Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 AT 4:14 PM

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Tiny
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You would need to install a fuel pressure gauge to verify fuel pressure. If no pressure then verify power is going to the fuel pump and that you have a good ground. If it is good then the fuel pump is faulty. Try having the system scanned for any fault codes. If the ECM does not respond and with the key on engine off the check engine light does not come on then you have a faulty main relay. Let us know what you find.
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Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 AT 7:07 PM
Tiny
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Thank you! I replaced the fuel pump, spark plugs and the main relay and it still doesn't start.
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Monday, June 5th, 2017 AT 6:55 PM
Tiny
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Have you checked to see what the actual fuel pressure is? If there is no pressure have you verified there is battery voltage at the fuel pump connector. When checking you should see voltage when you turn the key on for a second then it will go away. When cranking engine over you should see voltage again.

Have you also checked to see if there is spark or injector pulse at the fuel injector? Have you tried scanning for codes also? Here is a link that will show you the basics on how to check a crank no start

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Also with the mileage have you replaced the timing belt yet? If that breaks then you will have problems. You can remove the distributor cap and have someone crank the engine over for you. You should see the rotor turn. If it does not then the belt has broken off. Here is another link explaining the importance of the timing belt and why it needs to be service.

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

Let us know what you find.
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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 AT 12:24 AM

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