1997 Honda Accord wont turn start

dlink2389
0

Asked by Jan 07, 2013 at 04:42 PM about the 1997 Honda Accord Special Edition

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just today we took apart the fuel filter and turned the igniton to the start position and gas did pump, so i know the filter and pump are good.  When we try to start the car it wont turn over and almost seems to die as we try, even hooked up to a jump starter.  We check the ignition spark and yes i have spark, so i am curious to what other electrical things i may want to check, and yes i checked all the fuses they are all good.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions, i have heard something about a main relay switch, but if its pumping gas i dont believe that is the problem.  Thanks for any advice.  Dan-Billings,MT

4 Answers

Michael Mierzejewski
3,010

There is a main fuse, but if you have power to the pump and ignition, that isnt the issue. Do you have good, blue spark? You need to have the proper fuel pressure, not just flow. Is your distributor cap in good condition? Is the rotor good?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
dlink2389
0

Thanks for the feedback took apart timing belt cover unfortunately the timing belt is snapped in half so i know what the problem is now. It looks like quite a task to do yourself so wish me luck ha!

Michael Mierzejewski
3,010

Find out if its an interference engine first. If it is, you might as well just get a new head(s).

Michael Mierzejewski
3,010

Also, memorize the sound it made when turning with a broken timing belt. Very high pitched whirring kind of sound. Thats the sound of no compression. Now you know what a snapped timing belt sounds like if it happens again, youll instantly know what it is.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 73,105 nationwide Accord listings starting at $500.

ZIP:

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,770
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,430
#3 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 1,270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
891 Great Deals out of 55,803 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry"
1,684 Great Deals out of 89,547 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord Coupe"
176 Great Deals out of 11,639 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Altima"
1,698 Great Deals out of 82,484 listings starting at $500
Used Nissan Maxima"
378 Great Deals out of 23,524 listings starting at $1,850
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,234 Great Deals out of 70,971 listings starting at $999
Used Honda CR-V"
1,155 Great Deals out of 82,909 listings starting at $1,750
Used Acura TL"
192 Great Deals out of 5,904 listings starting at $1,350
Used Hyundai Sonata"
949 Great Deals out of 50,048 listings starting at $999
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,266 Great Deals out of 38,516 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Civic Coupe"
262 Great Deals out of 12,837 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Avalon"
285 Great Deals out of 15,875 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
992 Great Deals out of 57,334 listings starting at $2,450

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord For Sale
11,019 listings starting at $20,909
2016 Honda Accord For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 31,003 listings starting at $18,500
2015 Honda Accord For Sale
140 Great Deals out of 3,085 listings starting at $14,592
2014 Honda Accord For Sale
188 Great Deals out of 4,278 listings starting at $12,995
2013 Honda Accord For Sale
294 Great Deals out of 5,731 listings starting at $10,950