Cause of not firing

Asked by Apr 10, 2011 at 09:13 PM about the 1988 Honda Prelude

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just bought a 88 Honda Prelude that has been sitting for appx. 4 years. It will turn
over but won't fire. Any suggestions?

3 Answers

75

fouled plugs and or clogged injectors , intake manifold leak, corroded rotor/ cap

75

maybe even a nest in the exhaust system

Thanks Michael, so any of these things could cause the car not to fire?

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