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Old 06-12-2019, 08:15 AM
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Default 01 Prelude won't start... Can't figure out why

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So I've had my 01 Prelude for about a year now and the last month I am not able to get the car started. My dad and I cant seem to figure whats the problem.


I switched out the starter with other 01 accord starter. It didn't change anything. I switched out my batt. with my my dad's car batt (which works with his car) and still won't start. Then I checked the spark plugs + the distributor and cap... Nothing. Then I read up on the crankshaft position sensor which can be a solution but is annoying to get too since I have to remove 2 belts. Also My Grand father read up on the main relay for the fuel injector (PGM-FI main relay). I got too it and when I turn my key to the II I clearly hear 2 clicks coming from the relay beside the hood latch inside the car.


I'm thinking it might be the crankshaft position sensor but before I start disassembling the pulleys I want to be sure it's that in case theres something you guys might know more than me!


Any help is really appreciated as I can't wait to get my prelude driving again!
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:13 PM
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there was also 5th gen repair call about ignition switch
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:14 AM
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does the starter turn over?
is it a 5spd?
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Originally Posted by SnlpeR View Post
does the starter turn over?
is it a 5spd?
The starter turns over no problem. I thought at first I had no spark to ignite the engine and did a test to see if there was a spark coming from the 4 spark plugs and spark plug cables and there was. What I'm thinking is it probably has to do with something electrical...

Also yes it is a 5 speed manual transmission
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there was also 5th gen repair call about ignition switch
Wasn't aware of that! I'll go inform myself on the recall for the ignition switch!

Do you happen to know for what exact reason they were recalled for?
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Wasn't aware of that! I'll go inform myself on the recall for the ignition switch!

Do you happen to know for what exact reason they were recalled for?
they wear out at some point and stop working properly
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