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1988 acura legend won't start


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Ann81
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Feb 22, 2013, 11:16 AM

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While car running it shut off--Replaced coil pack-- checked fuses--replaced distributor and rotor button--still not getting any fire to start.


Hammer Time
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Feb 22, 2013, 12:42 PM

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  All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.



Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.


2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.


3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.


Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.



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Ann81
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Feb 22, 2013, 1:17 PM

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Did try the test light in the spark plug it wasn't getting any fire as well hard to say what led up to it when it runs very good and to just shut off is a mystery to me


Hammer Time
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Feb 22, 2013, 1:24 PM

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OK, now all you have to do is run the rest of the testing.



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Feb 22, 2013, 5:29 PM

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Take the distributor cap off and unplug the ignition coil electrical connector. Have someone crank the engine. Make sure the rotor turns.





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Ann81
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Feb 22, 2013, 7:53 PM

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What would stop my car from firing completely? Please help me i'm a single female trying to learn my car


(This post was edited by Ann81 on Feb 22, 2013, 7:57 PM)


Ann81
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Feb 22, 2013, 8:03 PM

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Thanks all I will try all that you suggest






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