Honda Accord Sedan 1999 Problems

My Honda Accord sedan 1999 with 173K miles has problems. After its warmed up after a normal drive, it won't start without me pressing hard on the gas pedal. The dashboard lights flicker like there was some sort of electrical malfunction. Sometimes it happens in traffic. When it does, it is usually when I'm stopped at a light, and getting ready to make a turn. But when it happens while I'm moving, the car jerks forward suddenly and the RPM drops to zero, but seems to recover a split second afterwards and the engine doesn't die.

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How to identify a bad main relay on a Honda (PGM-FI)
This is a 1999 Honda Accord with an intermittent no start complaint. Other symptoms include: stalling, long crank times, surging, bucking, poor transmission shifting. Some quick work with the test light allowed me to zero in on a PGM-FI main relay issue, which was confirmed by a visual inspection on the relay board itself. If you can forgive my soldering work, done through a tiny video camera screen, then you can get an idea of how to repair these relays quickly and easily. Don’t forget to check the Related Videos for a follow up video, detailing the operation of the PGM-FI relay. Engine Performance Diagnostics chapter 15 Symptoms - intermittent no start - no codes present - possible stalling, long crank times, surging, bucking, poor transmission shifting Fix - repaired the PGM-FI main relay Tests shown - using scan data to check for a crank signal during cranking - using the check engine and immobilizer lights to identify possible issues - how to check for spark using an incandescent test light - how to check for injection pulse using an incandescent test light - how to check a fuel pump power feed using an incandescent test light - how to visually identify a failed solder joint on a PGM-FI main relay - how to repair a cracked solder joint Tools used - Autel MS905 MaxiSys Mini Diagnostic System with Connector Kit - USA Version -vci-and-connector-kit-usa-version#oid=1014_1 - OTC 3633 Mini Circuit Tester - Portasol SP-1K Soldering Iron, Cordless Butane d=1014_1 Playlist - (Chapters 14, 15,16) Fuel Delivery and Fuel Pressure Testing Related videos - Operation and testing of a Honda main relay (PGM-FI) - an SD Premium video - How to test and fix a PGM-FI main relay - Honda/Acura - Fuel Pump Electrical Circuits Description and Operation - How to test fuel pressure, injector pulse and spark with basic tools - Honda - No Start No Fuel Pressure Troubleshooting - GM 2.2 Ecotec For more information on this topic, I have written a “field manual” called Engine Performance Diagnostics which is available at as an eBook or paper book. Want even more diagnostic training? Whether you are a DIY trying to fix your own car, someone looking to become an auto technician, or a current auto technician that wants to get more into diagnostics, subscribe to ScannerDanner Premium right here on YouTube. There is a 14 day free trial. On ScannerDanner Premium I will bring you right into my classroom at Rosedale Technical College. You will find page for page lectures taken right from my book as well as exclusive classroom type case studies. What is so special about these classroom case studies? I pull live problem vehicles directly into my classroom and we troubleshoot them in real time, using and applying the theory and testing procedures we learn during the classroom lectures. There is no better on-line training of how to troubleshoot automotive electrical and electronics systems anywhere!

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Accord EX - Identify this problem!!
This is my 97 Accord EX. It has the F22b1 motor, with about 158,000 miles on it. It runs great and gets decent mileage, except for one thing. It always takes 3 tries to start it. **SOMETIMES** it will fire right up on the first try, but what you see in this vid is what usually happens. NOBODY seems to know what is causing this. I've had numerous mechanics look at it, and they are all stumped. Here is a short list of parts I've replaced: 1. Spark plugs (NGK's) 2. Spark plug wires (NGK's) 3. Distributor cap 4. Distributor rotor 5. Ignition coil 6. Ignition control module 7. Ignition switch 8. Fuel filter 9. Air filter 10. Oxygen sensor 11. Main EFI Relay And even (to those who know what this is) a BG Induction Service, and a coolant flush and replacement. I regularly change the oil, and keep up with the preventative maintenance on this car. What the hell could this be? I'm running out of parts to replace chasing this elusive problem! PS: Check engine light was on for 2 things. Random/multiple cylinder misfire and rear oxygen sensor heater circuit malfunction.

Honda No Start? POSSIBLE Main Relay - EricTheCarGuy
Honda No Start? POSSIBLE Main Relay - EricTheCarGuy Here is a GREAT website article about soldering these I strongly suggest you check this out before doing this repair. The first of the "Quick Tips". I think I'm going to throw one of these in from time to time to keep things lively. So if you have a Honda or Acura that is not starting DUE TO LOSS OF FUEL PRESSURE this is a good place to start. You may be able to repair the main relay normally found under the dash on the drivers side. If this helps great remember me fondly and pass my name along because I just saved you at the very least about $80, at the most $200. I will be upgrading my website very soon, in fact I will post a video when it is up. Cool new things on the horizon for ETCG and YOU the viewer. So if you want take a look at the old site because it's days are numbered. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum Visit my Facebook Page: --- Till next time Be Safe and Stay Dirty. Oh yea, and have fun too. ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.