I own a 1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2l non V-Tech. I parked it in January and it was working fine. Come April it would no longer start. I've changed plugs & wires, coil, starter/alternator. What now?

Asked by Jul 15, 2015 at 09:54 PM about the 1996 Honda Accord

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car will turn over,
timing is good acts
like it's going to catch
but won't. Lots of gas
& fire.

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86,495

Will it fire up if you spray a little starter fluid in the air breather? If so then it could be bad fuel or low fuel pressure.

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If it was parked outdoors look for critter damage. Rodents like to chew on wires and vacuum hoses. This can wreak havoc on the vehicle! HTH. -Jim

No it will not fire by spraying fluid directly into it and no there is no critter damage either. Once in awhile it will randomly fire and run fine. Then I shut it off and it won't fire again for weeks.

86,495

Then if it will start and run sometimes there could be a malfunction in the engine control system, could be a power relay or a system ground or a intermittent break in one of the thousand wires for the system or even the control unit itself, at this point I would recommend having a professional look at the problem, they have the tools and diagrams to trace down the problem. You don't have to go to a dealer there are a lot of good independent shops out there that can do this, and there are some that specialize in Honda.

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