What could be causing my 94 accord to not start in hot weather?

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Asked by Apr 01, 2012 at 05:08 PM about the 1994 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've replaced the main relay, distributor, rotor, cap, plugs and wires.

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how old is your battery? extreme cold / hot causes more strain on the battery. just a thought.

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Does the car turn over when hot but won't start? If yes then you probably have Fuel Vapor Lock, open gas cap and you should hear a SSSSSSSSS sound. this is a sign of vapor lock. Is the starter straining when hot? If yes replace starter.

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fuel pump relay under steering column had the same problem with my 92 honda accord

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The battery is fairly new only a year old or so. It turns over but doesn't start I have to wait for the engine light to go off then it starts. I do hear the SSSSS sound when I open the gas cap. The starter doesn't strain at all. I understand the fuel pump is controlled by the main relay and I've replaced the main relay. I'm just lost right now as to why it wont start in hot weather.

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interesting. I would try spraying starter fluid / carb cleaner into the air box (about 2-3 seconds worth) and then try starting the car. If it starts, you have a fuel delivery issue. I would also recommend getting an EVM (electrical & vacuum manual) and then start checking voltage at different points in each circuit and a honda forum may be of much more help than random gear heads :)

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I've tried spraying the air intake with starter spray and it doesn't work. I'm thinking it's electrical / relay or something. I'll look into getting an electrical & vacuum manual and checking voltage. Not sure how to do that but I'll figure it out. I really need to get it starting when I need it to without waiting a half hour or more for the engine light to go off.

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All you need is a multi-tester and with your EVM check different circuits. You'll need a hand to check the ones in the engine bay though. Yeah, it definitely seems electrical

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I definitely appreciate the help and advice I'll check those things asap and see what I find. Thank you. I'll check back and let you guys know what I find.

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I have the same prob. w/91 accord. Replaced Thermal air valve,egr valve, start(booster), valve, and air pump. I've resoldered the main pgm fuel relay, all to no avail. It has a loping startup. Ten sec. later it runs fine. Drive awhile, shut it off and it will start right up. But wait ten mins. it wont start at all. Please help!

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My Honda accord 1994 I change the fuel pump and the fuel pump relay no start no gas in lines

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Please start a new question Torres64

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My 94 accord does the same thing I can't get it to run ether it cranks but won't run, and my ecu light stays on and won't flash

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My 94 accord dx cuts off for no reason, after I took it to the shop in got a new starter it drives but then cut off!!!! Someone tells me what's wrong ????

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I had the same problem with my 1994 Honda Accord it get stalling when I drove. Replace the whole distributer.

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