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#151 of 2107 Re: 1991 Honda accord Starting Problems [nathaneddy]
Apr 20, 2006 (9:37 am)
I would check for spark. You can get these gizmos that go inline with the spark plug wire before the plug itself from HFT that will flash when the spark goes through. If that flashes, you have spark.
I have had a few of these and never had a fuel pump go out. The main relay I have replaced on each. There is a procedure in the Haynes manual to test for voltage at the fuel pump. When you turn the key from off to on before crank, you should hear the pump kick on. If you don't, my guess would be you aren't getting gas and you need a main relay.
Relay is $70 and is on the inside of the firewall above the clutch. It took me about 45 minutes to change the thing (you have to take the plastic cover under the bottom of the dash off).
BTW, I did a post mortem on the relay. It has solder cracks around two of the terminals where there wasn't enough material to support thermal loading. Had I known, I would've just pulled the existing one, re soldered all the connections and put it back in. This is a pretty common problem of you google for it.
#152 of 2107 1991 Honda Accord Selt Belt light flashing and beeping
Apr 21, 2006 (4:49 am)
Please help me. I have a 1991 honda accord and my seat belt lights flashes and the alarm sounds. I have automatic belts. When I open the passenger's side door the sound and blinking will still continue. When I open the driver's side door it stops. When it is blinking and flashing I disconnect the driver's side selt belt and nothing happens and if I disconnect the belt on the passenger's side the light goes solid. I have taken out both seats. The harnesses below the seats are contected. I plugged and unplugged the wires from the seat belt control unit under the passenger's seat. I have read a lot of people are having problems with this just haven't been able to find the answer. Please I beg you please help. Thanks.
#153 of 2107 Re: 1991 Honda Accord Selt Belt light flashing and beeping [donswartz]
Apr 22, 2006 (4:24 am)
"Please I beg you please help" is rather desperate. That chime must really annoy you.
perhaps there are limit switche(s) in the belt runs that detect end of travel.
maybe one of them is disconnected or broken. here's a picture:
http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/auto/jsp/mws/prddisplay.jsp?inputstate=5&cat- cgry1=Accord&catcgry2=1991&catcgry3=4DR+LX&catcgry4=KA4AT&catcgry5=SEAT+BELT+%28- 1%29
this diagram seems to suggest only one switch per belt run at the front of travel (closest to the front of the car). hazarding a guess, the switch isn't changing continuity as the belt moves off the full open position towards the "buckled-up" position at the back of the door/window frame.
looks like the switches are pretty cheap. installing / removing them? dunno if it's a DIY project or not. i suppose if i could get at the switch and determine how it functioned, i might modify the circuit to bypass it (don't know off hand if that means shorting the contacts together, or making sure they are always seperated. but the $22.00 is probably worth it to fix it rather than mod it.
#154 of 2107 1990 Honda Accord EX Not Starting
Apr 22, 2006 (12:04 pm)
I just bought a 1990 Honda Accord EX. it has 225,000 miles on it. it is just a work car. I drove it to work, after about 3 hours I left work and my car would not start. It would just turn over. I left the car there and came back to get it 1 1/2 days later. I tried to start it, and it started fine. I then changed out the spark plugs, air filter and changed the oil. I drove for about 1 week. Then I was going home from work and I made a stop to turn around and the car quit. It would not re-start. I came back to it the next day. And I replaced the fuel filter. It still will not start. I sprayed starting fluid in the air intake line and the car would start for a second, then quit. I beleave I am not getting any fuel. But I have been told there are many reasons why I would not be getting fuel. Is there anyone out there that would now what would be wrong. Or how to test the parts to see if they are working. Like the fuel pump. Please help. Thank You
#155 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord EX Not Starting [swoopineagle]
Apr 22, 2006 (1:13 pm)
I've seen many complaints of the fuel pump relay failing on late 80's early 90's Accords.
My 88 isn't fuel injected so I'm not sure the exact location of the relay, I think it may be located under the dash, drivers side.
#156 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord EX Not Starting [swoopineagle]
Apr 22, 2006 (1:30 pm)
I have a 1991 honda accord. The car would not start during the summer one year. I would work all day and go out to my car and it would not turn over. I would try to jump the car and nothing. I read somewhere that the master relay, found under the dash on the driver's side on the left side of the car, goes bad and won't start during hot days. I replaced it and haven't had a problem since. I think I paid about $60 for the part. I hope this helps.
If anyone has any suggestions about my selt belt alarm I would love to know how to fix it. Read my previous message about 4 up. Thanks for anyones help.
#157 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord EX Not Starting [donswartz]
Apr 23, 2006 (4:31 am)
did you see my post after yours re: the seatbelt alarm?
#158 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord EX Not Starting [user777]
Apr 23, 2006 (1:15 pm)
Yes thanks for the post. It is a little more complicated than I can understand. I don't know anything about jumping circuits and all. I will replace a part if I need to I was just not following what you were saying. I appreciate the time you took to look into the situation. Thanks.
#159 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord EX Not Starting [donswartz]
Apr 23, 2006 (5:20 pm)
there is a switch in the run of the seatbelt latch. either the switch opens (to inhibit the flow of current in the ckt) when the latch starts to move to the back of the window, or the switch closes (to allow the current to flow in the ckt). The ckt (short-hand for circuit) is the one which the belt monitor checks to make sure you have your belts on.
i'm thinking the problem may be in the switch in the run, and not in the seat.
pass the information to someone a bit more familiar with vehicle wiring. maybe they can help. good luck.
#160 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord EX Not Starting [swoopineagle]
Apr 24, 2006 (5:50 am)
see post #151. Dollars to donuts its the main relay. Under dash along firewall above clutch area.