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#1500 of 2260 Help! Accord sporadically not starting.
Sep 03, 2008 (3:00 pm)
1998 Honda Accord EX V6 Coupe. In the last two weeks, on two
> different occasions, I go to start my car and it begins to turn over
> but never fully kicks off. The next day I am able to start it up with
> no problems. I have taken it to Honda and a local mechanic and neither
> can find a problem. I don't want to fix something that might not be
> broken, but I also don't want a car that is unreliable and could leave
> me stranded. Has anyone else ever experienced this?
#1503 of 2260 Re: Help! Accord sporadically not starting. [corkscrew]
Sep 04, 2008 (8:03 am)
#1504 of 2260 Re: Help! Accord sporadically not starting. [jennifermash]
Sep 04, 2008 (3:05 pm)
Jennifer, I'm not a mechanic, but if two people couldn't find anything, then maybe it was just flooded or something. Before starting I would depress the accelerator about half way for a sec and then release it. Don't give any more gas while starting. Did you ask them if they checked the fuel filter? It's a '98 so when is the last time the spark plugs were checked or replaced? Have you had the timing belt replaced yet? I believe that's at 105,000 miles or so (and expensive and they change the water pump simultaneously...that's prolly not it anyway), but check your manual for the mileage. In the meantime try not to drive at night or very far and see if it happens again. If it does, they need to take a closer look. Without the engine light on or any codes...I'm wondering if you got some bad gas with condensation water in it. Go to a different gas station and run a tank of super, and after that use the middle price gas. If the '98 model is fuel injection, then buy some injector cleaner and dump it in the tank with your next fill-up and FLOOR IT on an on ramp when there is no traffic. Hold the pedal down (safety first) till you get up to speed limit for a good injector flush. Just some ideas...hope it helps. BTW always keep your tank at least half full. JoeBird55
#1505 of 2260 Re: Help! Accord sporadically not starting. [corkscrew]
Sep 04, 2008 (3:53 pm)
Thanks - this is a great website. It sounds like it might be a moisture problem.
* Engine cranks but won't start when it rains.
* Signs of moisture on the ignition wire.
* Shutoff the car and come back a couple hours later will start.
* see humid.html for details.
#1506 of 2260 Re: Help! Accord sporadically not starting. [bird55]
Sep 04, 2008 (3:55 pm)
Thanks for the suggestion bird, i will give it a shot - it can't hurt anyway. i think it might be a moisture issue.
#1507 of 2260 HONDA ACCORD STEREO RADIO CODE
Sep 07, 2008 (4:59 pm)
I travelled out of country for few weeks, decided to take out the battery for the duration. After replacing it back, my car stereo is asking for code . Please can you help? my chasis no is : 1HGCG5659WA067144 (Honda Accord)
#1508 of 2260 Re: HONDA ACCORD STEREO RADIO CODE [nirandego]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 07, 2008 (5:05 pm)
Your owner's manual or the dealer, those are your only recourse.
#1509 of 2260 Re: HONDA ACCORD STEREO RADIO CODE [nirandego]
Sep 07, 2008 (6:53 pm)
Open the glove box and check on the inner side of its door for the numbers. They should be pasted right there. Good luck, Bird55