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Old 05-07-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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Hello, new to this site but was reviewing some of the blogs and the information everyone posts seems to be pretty helpful! I am hoping someone out there can offer some friendly advise that will help me out! I have a 1993 Honda Accord EX just recently it has become hard to start it. When I say hard to start it turns and turns but doesn't seem to catch right away. Then when it does catch I have to pump the gas in order for the idol to get high enough for the engine to engage. I don't have to give it much gas or for very long and sometimes it starts normally. I replaced the starter three months ago, I replaced the fuel pump six months ago, the alternator was replaced about six months ago and I replaced the spark plugs and the wires two months ago so I am at a complete loss as to what this could be. My Honda does overheat at times and this is another thing I am unsure of because I have a new radiator and a new thermostat .... just not sure if this could be something that would contribute to the problem. Again, this is a new/recent issue that has just started and it is not consistent however I would like to figure out what it is and get it fixed before it becomes a major problem. If anyone has suggestions please let me know! Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and respond with ideas!
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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It might be the battery. I would have to hear what it sounds like to know fully.

Otherwise my best advice is take it to a third party shop or the Honda dealer so they can nickel and dime you.

But yeah, I think it is the battery. Those need to be changed once in awhile, and most people never think about them.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:27 AM
 
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Have you done the recommended factory maintenance and replaced / checked the parts mentioned in the factory service manual for your specific year / model car for each mileage interval? (Sometimes also in owner's manual.)

(When all else fails, READ the instructions!)

Example...
http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/p...999O00132A.pdf
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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possible master fuel pump relay.

also, when was the fuel filter last replaced?

fuel system cleaner run through this car?

vacuum hoses underhood in good condition?

Last edited by sunsprit; 05-09-2014 at 10:36 AM..
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Hello, new to this site but was reviewing some of the blogs and the information everyone posts seems to be pretty helpful! I am hoping someone out there can offer some friendly advise that will help me out! I have a 1993 Honda Accord EX just recently it has become hard to start it. When I say hard to start it turns and turns but doesn't seem to catch right away. Then when it does catch I have to pump the gas in order for the idol to get high enough for the engine to engage. I don't have to give it much gas or for very long and sometimes it starts normally. I replaced the starter three months ago, I replaced the fuel pump six months ago, the alternator was replaced about six months ago and I replaced the spark plugs and the wires two months ago so I am at a complete loss as to what this could be. My Honda does overheat at times and this is another thing I am unsure of because I have a new radiator and a new thermostat .... just not sure if this could be something that would contribute to the problem. Again, this is a new/recent issue that has just started and it is not consistent however I would like to figure out what it is and get it fixed before it becomes a major problem. If anyone has suggestions please let me know! Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and respond with ideas!
It's your distributor!
The distributors are huge know problem with that year Accord.
O.P. Take the distributor cap off, and if you see any amount of rust on or around the cap that's your problem.
Replacing the distributor is very easy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfPErwXpYz0
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Originally Posted by hondainkent View Post
Hello, new to this site but was reviewing some of the blogs and the information everyone posts seems to be pretty helpful! I am hoping someone out there can offer some friendly advise that will help me out! I have a 1993 Honda Accord EX just recently it has become hard to start it. When I say hard to start it turns and turns but doesn't seem to catch right away. Then when it does catch I have to pump the gas in order for the idol to get high enough for the engine to engage. I don't have to give it much gas or for very long and sometimes it starts normally. I replaced the starter three months ago, I replaced the fuel pump six months ago, the alternator was replaced about six months ago and I replaced the spark plugs and the wires two months ago so I am at a complete loss as to what this could be. My Honda does overheat at times and this is another thing I am unsure of because I have a new radiator and a new thermostat .... just not sure if this could be something that would contribute to the problem. Again, this is a new/recent issue that has just started and it is not consistent however I would like to figure out what it is and get it fixed before it becomes a major problem. If anyone has suggestions please let me know! Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and respond with ideas!
Check the main relay.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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It's your distributor!
The distributors are huge know problem with that year Accord.
O.P. Take the distributor cap off, and if you see any amount of rust on or around the cap that's your problem.
Replacing the distributor is very easy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfPErwXpYz0
Could be, but I would start with the main relay first, as its a common problem on the earlier models.
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