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Old 01-10-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
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i have a 1990 accord that ran fine for 2years but recently the car doesn't wanna start? but when it does start it does not rev past 3,000rpm?????please help me out???thanks
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i have a 1990 accord that ran fine for 2years but recently the car doesn't wanna start? but when it does start it does not rev past 3,000rpm?????please help me out???thanks
OK Chad, what do you mean by no start?
It will not crank? or
It cranks but will not start?

Did you notice any problems leading up to this point?
Is the "Check Engine" lamp on?
Is it limited to 3k in all gear ranges?
or just in 4/5th
Does it start to buck when you run up against the limited rpm?

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Default Re: my honda accord won't start?????need help please!!

yea it cranks but won't start????i notice it like a week before this problem that when i was driving the car that it will jerk and die???and yes the check engine lamp is on???yes it bucks when i run it to limited rpm????



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yea it cranks but won't start????i notice it like a week before this problem that when i was driving the car that it will jerk and die???and yes the check engine lamp is on???yes it bucks when i run it to limited rpm????


Getting the code is your first priority. I suspect you've a sensor failure and the ecm has reverted to defaut values (often refered to 'limo home mode'

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I agree, get that code checked out first. But also check your engine to make sure it is getting spark and/or fuel. Start small and work your way up.
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the weird thing is that i jumped the blue connector wire wit a papper clip to check the check engine lamp and the light does not flash at all ????how else would i check it?????
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the weird thing is that i jumped the blue connector wire wit a papper clip to check the check engine lamp and the light does not flash at all ????how else would i check it?????
Assuming that your connector jump proceedure was correct, the ECM can't diagnose itself; which means you must start with...
An ECM.
This is tricky since the ECM's very seldom go bad by themselves anymore. It's most often something else that has effected them.

has anyone ever crossed the jumper cables while trying to start this car?
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may i ask wat a ecm is??? iam new at this???
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may i ask wat a ecm is??? iam new at this???
The Engine Control Module

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Default Re: my honda accord won't start?????need help please!!

this can be the distributor.. its a well known problem on theese cars.. have changet id twice before myself..
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where is the Engine Control Module at???
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where is the Engine Control Module at???

Click the image to open in full size.

ECM is under the steel shield on the left.
If you've an automatic, the TCM is the bronze colored box on the right

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Default Re: my honda accord won't start?????need help please!!

is the cel on when you jump the wires cuz mine wont do it until the comes on first
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so do you think i should start with a new ecu?????????
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