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Alright, I've been going through countless sites and threads trying to pinpoint the problem or where to start. From what I've seen this could be a pretty common problem.

This is our Florida car and I just got here so I haven't fully looked at it yet.

Most the time it is fine, yet sometimes the car will not start, no matter how many times I crank it. If I let it sit for 30 minutes, it will sometimes then start. When its started its fine and never dies as I am driving.

When I put the key to on, I hear a whirring behind the radio, then I hear a click behind the dash, the fuel pump goes for couple seconds, then another click. So I believe that's all good.

Anyway judging by what I've said above, what is most likely the solution? I've seen countless posts describing a similar situation, yet noone seems to say what ended up being the solution. I'll post below what I think are the culprits.

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What I think: I've really been taking into factor that it will normally start and run fine, this does not happen all the time and seems to be an initial startup issue.

Main relay? Not exactly sure but I've seen a bunch of people claiming definitely the problem. Gets hot and disconnects or something.

Coil pack? When its hot it wont start, yet after it cools down its fine. Would match my problems.

Engine temp sensor? Car thinks its colder so its flooding the engine?

Ignition/starter solenoid?

Basic problem? Plugs/wires etc

Anyway I'm very good with vehicles just don't know the honda specifics. I'm really hoping this is extremely common or something.
 

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To follow up in case someone else is diagnosing a similar problem. I've gotten a much better chance to take a look at everything. Last night it started up fine ran fine, today at noon went to go start her, nothing.

I noticed the fuel pump was definitely not kicking on, there was no clicking behind the dash. After leaving the doors open for about 10 min, I went again and I heard the fuel pump and clicks and bam she started fine again. So my guess is that common main relay problem, I'm about 90% certain it must be that. When the car is hot the relay becomes faulty, after it cools down or at nighttime, it seems to be fine. Would everyone agree? I can't think of any other reason for this situation.

When the Main Relay goes bad

This definitely helped.


So should I replace the entire relay or will resoldering do the trick?
 

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When my Main Relay went, all it needed was a re-solder. It's usually just a loose pin. I now always keep a soldering iron and the main relay solder DIY instructions in my car.
 

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Same thing happen to my uncle's DA, He told me its a relay but i wasn't sure which one they are talking about. Ever since then, it's been fixed.
 

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Well I pulled the relay. It was oddly just hanging there, perhaps the previous owner messed with it.

Anyway, the solder joints don't appear to be bad, yet 2 of them have some very slight brownage on the bottom. I suppose tomorrow I'll resolder every joint and see if that does the job.
 

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I remember having this problem with a 92 accord.. The problem was the EFI relay under the steering wheel is a brown box.. I don't know if that's the one ur talking about?
Anyways i replaced it and the problem went away.. To see if ur problem is fuel getting to your car i guess you could use carb cleaner and spray it on the air intake if it starts then ur not getting fuel.

This relay seems to start the fuel pump.. Anyways is a really annoying problems because as it progresses sometimes when you leave the car under the sun for a while it will not start.. lol
 
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