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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1999 Honda Accord No Start (case study)
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I am doing field work in this video on a 1999 Honda Accord with an
intermittent no start complaint. Other symptoms include: stalling, long
crank times, surging, bucking, poor transmission shifting.
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Discussion about this Video:
I feel like I should have made this video a while ago but the opportunity
never came up. Since I had this RL in my shop that had a check engine
light AND an ABS light I thought it was a perfect opportunity to put this
video together. I get asked all the time about my 'special tool' and it's
really nothing more than a Honda 2 pin connector with the input wires
soldered together. These connectors might be harder to find than you think
but if you run across a junk honda and one of these is on the harness grab
it. Even if you don't have the tool a paper clip or piece of wire will do
the exact same thing so don't sweat it if you don't have the tool because
shorting the connector is all you need to do.
I hope you find this video helpful.
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