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Old 10-20-2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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i got a 2005 honda accord 3.0l it stalled on me now it cranks but wont start the battery is good fuel pump fuse and inginition coil fuse are good i cant tell wat it is can anyone help me plz
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Get your tools (for removing a spark plug) ready. Try to start the engine, pumping the accelerator a little while you crank. Take a spark plug out. Is the spark plug wet with gas (smell fuel)? If so, you are getting fuel. Hook the spark plug you just took out up to the coil, lay it on the engine where it will be grounded to the metal. Get someone to crank the engine, and check for spark at the end of the plug. If there is a good spark, that eliminates another problem (don't crank the engine, or let it run too long with the plug out). If you have spark, and fuel, either the timing is way off (broken, slipped timing belt/chain), or you have no compression (internal engine). I'm no expert, but that's what I would try. Maybe an "expert" will give you some better ideas.
Do you have a "Check Engine" light, or any other warning light on?
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92 honda accord car was running fine started overheating replaced radiator drove fine the day it was replaced until i pulled in driveway temperature rose. so we parked it in shade and replaced thermostat; went in to turn car on and nothing only clicking so mechanic told us it was our relay. husband replaced main relay; car still would not come on for a few days...what is going on? we have new starter, battery, distributor cap, spark plug wires, fuel filter, relay, oil change, full tank of gas, radiator, few new hoses, and thermostat...i am going crazy i have two kids under age of 4 and this is our nly car.
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Was the engine VERY hot at any time? After replacing radiator and overheated again was all the coolant expelled? Take the oil dip stick out and look at the oil and are there any bubbles on the stick? Have you tried jumping with good HEAVY gauge cables? Does the engine turn over at all? Has the engine run at all since the radiator replacement? Is it manual trans? Have you tried push starting? Depending on yes answers you might be looking at a head gasket, a warped cylinder head and the engine seized in worst case scenario's.

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