Honda Accord 1994 Starting Problem


#1

I have the problem of no-start with my 1994 Accord very randomly (can happen any time). I belive it due to a faulty relay located under dash near the stirring column. Can anybody help me with actual name of this relay so I can buy it from the Honda dealer. I have the comprehensive shop manual for this car on CD but can not find the relay causing the problem. Any advise from Honda experts are is really appreciated.Thanks


#2

You’re trying to diagnose by symptoms and testimonials. Sometimes that “method” will work. Like any experiment, there’s a chance that will work. How much would it cost if it didn’t?
You have heard that, sometimes, a faulty PGM-FI Relay will cause stalls and no-starts. That’s, sometimes, true. When is it most likely true? When the car has been baking in the sun, and it’s HOT in the cabin. Because the PGM-FI Relay is on the underside of the dash, it gets quite hot, and won’t work right (let the engine start) until the car doors/windows have been opened long enough to let the inside of the car, and the PGM-FI Relay, cool, and begin to work again. If it doesn’t matter what the temperature inside the car is, there could be a problem inside the distributor. Heads, or tails?