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Old 04-03-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default 1992 Accord No-Start Ignition problem

My 1992 Accord will not start at all. I have come to conclude its an ignition issue at the least. I replace the external ignition coil, the internal dizzy ignitor, and I sprayed starter fluid in the throttle body and still no start. The rotor is spinning, so I know its not the timing belt. I removed the spark plug and there is no spark at the plug. I hear clicking when I turn the key on. Im guessing the main relay is good but I am not sure. I checked for a ground at the thermostat and there isnt any ground. I have searched tons of threads and havn't found any answers. Anyone have any direction?
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:49 AM   #2
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:19 PM   #3
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Ok, don't take this the wrong way. I'm trying to understand and break this down.

Any recent work done to the car?...just had a recent post where in the end the answer was "all I did was pull the head".

Key to on, CEL comes on for 2~3 sec and goes off? "I hear clicking when I turn the key on. Im guessing the main relay is good but I am not sure"

So the starter spins as normal, not any faster or slower?

Battery is good, tested under load not just at rest.
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Yea the CEL comes on and then off after a few seconds and the main relay does click when I turn the key on. Yes the starter spins normal. Battery is good. Even when I try starting it when it has jumper cables to another running car.
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You called it a dizzy.
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Ok..Distributor. Same thing
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A distributor allocates electricity to the various secondary ignition circuits at the correct time. A "dizzy" is that magical thing you replace when your car wont start.
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Ok so youre saying I should replace the whole "dizzy" ?
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If you are getting spark you need to trace the problem backwards from the spark plugs. I would test the ignition control circuit and the ignition coil. You can OHM the ignition coil to test it. Easy. To test the ICM you need a test light and a wiring diagram. If the ICM is not grounding the ignition coil you should check for a timing signal from the ECM. You can use a voltmeter for this.

Without a wiring diagram you are going to have a little trouble finding the problem without replacing parts.
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you sure you getting proper spark at the distributor? take the cap off, lay a flat head over the top of the distributor and crank the car. See if electricity is making it to the flat head. Easy way to diagnose the distributor.
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Do you think it cud just be the distributor itself? I did tests on the ecu and the ecu is working. Pulse at the injectors, its recieveing power. Grounds are good. The Ignition Coil is revieving power also and when I crank the engine it pulses.(I used a Test light). The coil is recieving power and but it isnt outputting spark meaning that it would be bad? Thats what they said. I tried three different coils. One being brand new. And still no start. So do you think it could just be the distributor itself?
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Have you replaced the cap and rotor? Not sure where you are checking for spark....
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I wirebrushed the contacts on the cap and rotor to clean them up a bit for better conductivity. But they werent that bad in the first place. There was a tiny bit of oil in the cap though. IDK if thats a really bad problem? I already ordered a replaceemnt distributor and we will see if that solves my issue.
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Problem turned out to be the distributor itself. Replaced it and now its all good.
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