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Old 01-24-2008, 10:12 AM   #1
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so my car died while it was idling at stop...tried to start up but battery seemed to be low cause i heard low power cranking...got someone to jump me but it would crank but not fire up...gas is 3/4 full...would could this problem be??
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so my car died while it was idling at stop...tried to start up but battery seemed to be low cause i heard low power cranking...got someone to jump me but it would crank but not fire up...gas is 3/4 full...would could this problem be??
HAH!! My stupid EM1 died the same way. It's most likely a distributor. this happens a lot on hondas.

check for spark. Use a spark tester or screwdriver. take off one of the plug wires and ground it out (using the spark tester or screwdriver). Spark tester is more accurate, as you can get a gap to test.

Have someone crank the car and watch for spark.

If the battery is dead, jump the car and then crank it.

If there is no spark, you have a distributor issue. I just bought a brand new distributor from ebay for $128 shipped. So dont get ripped off and pay $4-500.

Before you do all this, make sure your fuel pump is priming. When you crank, you should be able to smell fumes of unburnt gas.

Is it cranking normal...or does it seem like there's no resistance?

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seems like you put more load then your battery can handle. check the voltage drop of your battery while cranking. shouldnt drop below 9.6v.
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i had the same problem on my delsol it was distributor problems. i took the cap off and tightin down all the wires on the inside and havent had a problem since.
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igniter or coil in the distributor. or both.
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