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honda accord itermittent stalling/no-start

Buddy of mine has a 1999 Accord V6 that stalls intermittently.
Sometimes wil restart right away other times will not.  Has already had
the igniton switch replaced due to recall.  Dealer and independent
mechanics have not been able to duplicate or solve problem.

Last time it was in no start mode he said the car had spark.

I’m going to look at it today and from his description I’m leaning
towards an igniton switch or relay.  I DAGS and this seems to be a
prevelant problem with little agreement on the cause.

Anyone have any guidance on this problem?

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  1. admin says:

    "RayV" <NunyaBiz…@comcast.net> wrote in
    news:1155825967.985765.280140@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com:

    > Buddy of mine has a 1999 Accord V6 that stalls intermittently.
    > Sometimes wil restart right away other times will not.  Has already had
    > the igniton switch replaced due to recall.  Dealer and independent
    > mechanics have not been able to duplicate or solve problem.

    > Last time it was in no start mode he said the car had spark.

    > I’m going to look at it today and from his description I’m leaning
    > towards an igniton switch or relay.  I DAGS and this seems to be a
    > prevelant problem with little agreement on the cause.

    > Anyone have any guidance on this problem?

    When the car won’t start and you try to crank it, does the tach needle jump
    up and down the tiniest bit? Or does the needle remain perfectly still?

    Does the car ONLY stall while driving?


    TeGGeR®

    The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/

  2. admin says:

    TeGGeR® wrote:

    > When the car won’t start and you try to crank it, does the tach needle jump
    > up and down the tiniest bit? Or does the needle remain perfectly still?

    > Does the car ONLY stall while driving?

    > —
    > TeGGeR®

    > The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
    > http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/

    I haven’t checked it out yet so can’t say about the tach.

    Sometimes the car won’t start after being shut off.  One check I found
    in another forum was this:
    "To make sure it’s a bad main relay, do like this:

    Turn the key to II, listen for a humming sound from behind you. It is a
    fuel pump working. You should hear a click from under the dash after
    it. It is a main relay click. If you do not hear a click, your car will
    not start. If you do hear a click, your car will start.

    Fix is to take the relay out, resolder the joints and put it back in."

    Does that sound correct?

  3. admin says:

    "RayV" <NunyaBiz…@comcast.net> wrote in
    news:1155827217.141515.183580@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com:

    > TeGGeR® wrote:

    >> When the car won’t start and you try to crank it, does the tach
    >> needle ju
    > mp
    >> up and down the tiniest bit? Or does the needle remain perfectly
    >> still?

    >> Does the car ONLY stall while driving?

    > I haven’t checked it out yet so can’t say about the tach.

    That’s pretty important. If the tach needle is perfectly still when the car
    won’t start, then the igniter is bad. If it jiggles a bit, then the problem
    lies elsewhere. If there is in fact NO spark but the tach needle moves,
    then it’s your coil.

    > Sometimes the car won’t start after being shut off.

    PLEASE, AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION! Does it fire up, then stall once you
    release the key?

    You need to be very precise about the EXACT details of the problem.

    Help me help you.

    >  One check I found
    > in another forum was this:
    > "To make sure it’s a bad main relay, do like this:

    > Turn the key to II, listen for a humming sound from behind you. It is
    > a fuel pump working. You should hear a click from under the dash after
    > it. It is a main relay click. If you do not hear a click, your car
    > will not start. If you do hear a click, your car will start.

    > Fix is to take the relay out, resolder the joints and put it back in."

    > Does that sound correct?

    There are THREE clicks. The absence of ANY ONE is a sign of trouble.

    A more accurate description is on my own site:
    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/mainrelayoperation/index.html

    In any case, the Main Relay is not the usual cause of stalling when the car
    is already running. Once it’s up and running, even a bad Main Relay will
    allow it to keep running until you shut it off again.


    TeGGeR®

    The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/

  4. admin says:

    TeGGeR® wrote:
    > That’s pretty important. If the tach needle is perfectly still when the car
    > won’t start, then the igniter is bad. If it jiggles a bit, then the problem
    > lies elsewhere. If there is in fact NO spark but the tach needle moves,
    > then it’s your coil.

    Took me driving the car for twenty minutes then starting it up and
    shutting it off about 20 times before it failed to start.
    Still had the 3 clicks on the main relay
    Power at the fuse box for fuel and ignition
    Fuel pump still goes through priming cycle
    No spark with a non-HEI spark gap tester( http://tinyurl.com/l394e )
    Power to the center lead of the coil with ignition on (there are two
    black w/yellow leads to the coil only the center one had power with the
    ignition on, blue wire nothing)
    Tach needle does not move when cranking

    > PLEASE, AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION! Does it fire up, then stall once you
    > release the key?

    When it won’t start, the position of the key has no effect.  Tried
    several times to find the ‘sweet spot’ and wouldn’t even begin to
    start.
    When the problem began (months ago) it would stall out while driving
    and usually start up right away, sometimes it would take a few minutes.
     When it failed to start on Friday it took at least an hour before it
    finally started again.

    I had to go before checking it out further but I’m assuming it is the
    ignition module, I want to make sure though since he was already soaked
    by the dealer for $550 on this problem.  Your site is very helpful and
    I just looked over the section on testing the module.  I’ve always just
    replaced them but it was a no-brainer since most of my cars had HEI and
    it was either a complete failure or failure when hot.  The module for
    the Accord has got to cost a lot.

  5. admin says:

    There has been a lot good info posted here on this topic.

    I think Honda had several recalls of 1999 Accord’s ignition system.
    Check them out and make sure they have been done.

    http://auto-recalls.justia.com/HONDA-ACCORD-1999.html

  6. admin says:

    "RayV" <NunyaBiz…@comcast.net> wrote in
    news:1155985227.390657.270340@h48g2000cwc.googlegroups.com:

    > I had to go before checking it out further but I’m assuming it is the
    > ignition module, I want to make sure though since he was already
    > soaked by the dealer for $550 on this problem.  Your site is very
    > helpful and I just looked over the section on testing the module.
    > I’ve always just replaced them but it was a no-brainer since most of
    > my cars had HEI and it was either a complete failure or failure when
    > hot.  The module for the Accord has got to cost a lot.

    Igniter is dead.


    TeGGeR®

    The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/

  7. admin says:

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    TeGGeR® wrote:
    > "RayV" <NunyaBiz…@comcast.net> wrote in
    > news:1155985227.390657.270340@h48g2000cwc.googlegroups.com:

    > > I had to go before checking it out further but I’m assuming it is the
    > > ignition module, I want to make sure though since he was already
    > > soaked by the dealer for $550 on this problem.  Your site is very
    > > helpful and I just looked over the section on testing the module.
    > > I’ve always just replaced them but it was a no-brainer since most of
    > > my cars had HEI and it was either a complete failure or failure when
    > > hot.  The module for the Accord has got to cost a lot.

    Isn’t this the standard "main relay" solder joint  problem, there is
    LOTs of info on the web about this.

    Mark

  8. admin says:

    Fred wrote:
    > There has been a lot good info posted here on this topic.

    > I think Honda had several recalls of 1999 Accord’s ignition system.
    > Check them out and make sure they have been done.

    > http://auto-recalls.justia.com/HONDA-ACCORD-1999.html

    Hi Fred et al,

     Having inherited a 1985 honda CRV I have had similar problems with the
    starting or not starting..yes i  too have heard the clicks and then
    when there are no clicks there is no start..but up to an hour later it
    starts fine.

    Many thanks indeed for the very helpful diagrams and information posted
    about this problem by others and like Fred I am very grateful for this
    expertise and help

    Cheers Derek

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