This is a continuation of a previous post, but time has passed and work has been done, and possibilities eliminated, so I thought a new post was in order.
1999 Honda Accord, about 200k miles, no start, the problem is spark. What I’m trying to figure out is why I don’t have enough spark. I’ll upload a video soon, but right now I’ll just have to describe it: When cranking I get a few bursts of orange spark but then the spark stops. I can keep cranking for 2, 3, 4 seconds, but I won’t get more spark. Tested at the coil, as well. There’s a longer burst of initial spark there, but ends the same.
No check engine light (with key on, obvs. can’t do it with engine running).
Brand new distributor in the car.
Key Immobilizer light is not on. (I’ve read the immobilizer can get flaky. Appears to be working normally on this car.)
Ignition switch has been tested and is working normally. (Another potential issue on Hondas of this vintage.)
Battery has been fully charged.
I haven’t tested the starter motor, maybe I should look at that? It seems to be getting slower. (Been working on this car awhile; cranking it a lot.) [Ok, just checked an Eric the Car Guy video - “if the engine cranks at all, it isn’t the starter.” ]