What could cause no fire from the coil?

Asked by Jun 09, 2010 at 02:40 PM about the Honda Accord

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have a Honda Accord EX that sometimes will not run. It turns over fine, but will not run. The problem has been going on for 5 years ( every few months, then weeks, then days), and now it will not start. I thought it was the coil getting hot, replaced that, still did the same thing: just replaced the igniter, fired right up, turned it off, then it won't crank. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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85

what year is your honda

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Check contacts in the ignition switch.One set will be on in run and another spring loaded return for start.

405

There's an ignition relay under the hood in a black plastic fuse and relay box, or depending on the year, it could be located in the dashboard - up where Honda Tech's are only meant to be. I think Trebor66 is referring to that when he says contacts.

35

There's also a pick up in the dis might give issues check to see that there's power to the dis if there is during the problem then its prob the pick up!

40

I have a 96 accord i just did water pump replacement timing belt and balancer belt timed it on top dead center compression stroke all marks dead on put back together wont start will crank but wont start ran fine b4 i fixed it now after days of diagnostics i find its not firing from coil coil is external from dist.coil is getting power but unable to test signal from ecu to coil i replaced coil and dist.with low mileage one from junk yard "oem" still wont fire im lost dont know will crank sensore cause no fire from coil and no start and ive checked all fuses

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We have replaced the fuel pump,distributor housing now it want start at all

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