1994 Honda Accord won't start when only turned off for a few minutes. I have to wait 10 minutes and then it starts. What could this be?

Asked by Jul 10, 2016 at 06:07 PM about the 1994 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This problem has been going on for over a year now, and I haven't had the money to fix it. I
first noticed it at gas stations. I'd stop, turn off my car, fill up, and then the car wouldn't start.
It might turn over a bit but doesn't start. If I wait 5-10 minutes, it'll start. I've also found (and
I'm not sure if this is true but it's just a guess) that if I hit my gas pedal right as I turn the key,
then it might turn on for me. It doesn't always work though. I'm hoping someone here can tell
me the problem so that I can get an idea of how much it'll cost me. The car is very old and
has many other problems but this is the most debilitating. I don't want to sink thousands into
a car worth less than $500 but I do need it for work. Thank you to anyone who can help!

P.S. if there are multiple options, feel free to give me a list and I can figure out what might be
possible for me to fix given my budget.

1 Answer

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Try some general maintenance things first check and replace air filter if necessary,clean throttle body with throttle body cleaner add some fuel injector cleaner to gas tank and when was the last time you had a tuneup ? Also would replace fuel filter.

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