2001 Honda Accord LX 4 cylinder won't start in the morning


Asked by Aug 16, 2016 at 11:03 AM about the 2001 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Accord is having intermittent start problems.  It won't start in the mornings but then has started in the afternoon over the past 3 weeks.  Within that time we have had typical Wisconsin summer weather - some warm days, some cool days, humidity, etc.  I have not really seen a pattern of weather impacting the car.  I did some research and have already changed out the main relay.  The car started fine for a week, but then I went on vacation and didn't run the car for a week and it's back to having the issue again.  I had a friend check the relay that I pulled out and he said it appeared to be fine.  My car is usually kept outside.  I parked it in the garage last night and it started just fine this morning.  Could it have something to do with morning dew points being higher?  I'm worried that a shop will just be guessing at what to do and might want to charge me to replace a bunch of parts that are not really the issue.

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