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Old 11-16-2010, 05:15 AM
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Car wont start in the mornings! Help!

Hi all.
I have a Honda prelude manual 2.2vtec 1996
has given me hardly a whimper in all the years Ive had it. Suddenly this week it has decided it doesnt want to start in the mornings, seemingly when its cold or icy. But when I get home it fires into life like there was never a problem...
Anyone know why this is or what the solution could be?
Really need and would appreciate some help as the train is starting to annoy me and I may soon take my anger out on innocent commuters :)
thanks
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Re: Car wont start in the mornings! Help!

Might be the main relay, i'd check it and make sure.
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Re: Car wont start in the mornings! Help!

the relay should click 3 times as you turn the key. you should be able to feel the click with your hand. if it doesnt click tap it off of something hard and it may work again for a while. i've been doing this with mine for about 6 months
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Re: Car wont start in the mornings! Help!

A clue to your relay working would be to listen for the fuel pump priming. Turn the key to the second click, and listen closely. You should here a high pitched noise, and then a *click*.

If it isn't, then its your relay. Just like the climate control issue, the solder joints break over time, and it'll cause your relay to work only when its warm (expanded). A new relay is like 60 bucks. Its located right under your steering column, (its sorta up in there, gotta move the plastic vent pipe out of the way, move some wires..etc.), big organish box with a big clip of wires going into it,
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