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New to the forum....hi, my prelude wont start...

Hay guys, I have 92 h23 5sp I purchased about 6 months ago, I picked up the car for $400. I had the head reconditioned, new clutch and transmission, and a set of rod and main bearings. I went to the the shop to pick the car up and ran for about 10 mins and shut off. The car would crank over but would not start, it would start for about 5 seconds then shut off agin. I searched google and this forum (witch was very helpful) that led me to the main relay, so I went and got a new main relay. I also checked the fuel pump itself and the ignition coil, as well as the distributor, all that stuff is good, I hear the fuel pump prime and I know I'm getting spark because It will start and run if only for 5 seconds. Anyway. new main relay, still wont run, and the main relay buzzes and clicks....
I dont know were that leaves me. running down a short, or the ignition switch.

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Re: New to the forum....hi, my prelude wont start...

this should help you out some to see if it is the ignition switch Signs of a bad ignition switch? - Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing
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Re: New to the forum....hi, my prelude wont start...

sounds like it could be the alternator, check the wires and/or have it tested, you can usually have it tested for free if you take it out and bring it up to a part store. Or you could probably bring it back up to where you had the work done and see if they'll do it for you seeing how they did the work on it they should at least check it for free.

Personally, I can't stand bringing my cars to a shop to have someone else do work on it..for me its like saying hey can you sleep w/ my gf? I know not everyone has the option to not bring it to a shop, for certain things I probably would too, i just hate when I do have to.
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Re: New to the forum....hi, my prelude wont start...

I found that the buzzing and clicking is coming from the fuse panel under the dash, not from the main relay. I took the ignition switch out and its in good shape.
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Re: New to the forum....hi, my prelude wont start...

I found it!

It was a bad connection, ylw/black wire coming off the plug at the distributor.

Thanks for the help guys.

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