HELP! my honda prelude 1992 wont start/ spark HELP!!!


Asked by May 18, 2013 at 11:38 PM about the 1992 Honda Prelude 2 Dr S Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ive replaced the coil, the distributor, the ignition modual, and more, the fuel pump works,
the timing belt is good. and the spark plugs arnt sparking but their good though. it cranks
but wont start. if i crank too much it smokes a little white smoke. any help please! much
appreciated! :D

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Let's go easiest to most expensive: 1. Check the wire from the coil to the center of the distributor. you should see something like 100k Ohms. If you see OL, replace the cable. 2. Double check how the distributor is stabbed in the engine, and make sure the rotor is secured properly to the shaft. ALSO- make sure you dont have the cap advanced or retarded too much. 3. If you have access to a MODIS or another OBD2 tool, look at the PID for CKP (crank position sensor) odds are the sensor may be bad, (displaying 000 rpm as you crank the engine)

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okay, i figured out it aint got a CKP because its got a distributer, idk why it dont but still. it died on the guy i bought it from randomly in the middle of the road. umm its all plugged in right, its reading the right amount of ohms and all just still no spark... thanks john, anything else u can think of?

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