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Old 02-03-2014, 06:18 PM
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I have my 97 honda prelude. Recently i change the distributor rotor myself. Everything looked to be successful after the install. I even drove it around after the switch. The intial problem was the engine misfiring an i was advised to get this swapped out.

Currently i am unemployed as i just moved to MI, so get this car up an runinning is fundamental.

This past weekend i didnt drive the car because it was still misfiring. Today, i cam to turn the car on and take it into a shop and it wont start.

The radio, auto locks, dash lights( break,oil,battery,abs, seatbelt, etc) works.

When i go from on to start, i hear a hum in the engine. It continues to hum as long as i keep the key turned to start. I tried pumping the clutch a few times and then try starting the car up. No dice.

My current situation, i looked online through this forum and i am at the point of charging the battery inside my House. I have the batter on a esd mat connected to a battery charger that i bought form walmart for 30.

I called autozone an the suggested it might be the starter or the relay.

Any suggestions on what the issue might be.
If a video is needed i can provide on to assist with this. I have an important job interview coming up on the 6th and it would be nice to get the car up an running soon.

Please help, my previous car was a camry and my dad handled all the repairs.
He lives all the way in NJ. Im in MI with my GF and being home with no job aint cutting it for me.

I appreciate all the help that can be provided.

Feel free to email me at kattidore@gmail.com or text me at 908-565-3231 with tips or suggestions in need be.
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Re: 5th gen preludes wont start/crank/turnover

This sounds like a similar issue that I have been having with my 5th gen. I believe mine is due to my chipped key and the immobilizer system that is built into the car from honda. If I turn mine on and off a bunch or just let it sit on for a few seconds usually it will finally let me start the car.
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Re: 5th gen preludes wont start/crank/turnover

I wish i could say the same but mine wont make it happen. I tried letting it sit and no dice. My battery is fully charged so im going to try again in the morning. Im thinking it could be there rotor that i recently installed so im going to cross check that also.
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Re: 5th gen preludes wont start/crank/turnover

This is a link to the video that I posted on youtube. Please help.
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Re: 5th gen preludes wont start/crank/turnover

You need a new starter bro. Have your girlfriend tap on it lightly with a hammer while you keep trying to turn the key, I bet you will be able to get it started.

If this works, it may still keep starting 10,20,50 times in a row, but I would still change it before you get stuck again.
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Re: 5th gen preludes wont start/crank/turnover

Totally appreciate the advice. The tow guy and I tried that an it wouldn't start. I tried it with a added jump and no dice. It's currently at the shop and hopefully I can get a replacement starter soon.
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So, i got my car starting issue resolved but now the car has a horrible idle situation. I tried replacing the distriburtor cap but no dice. I thought it was the coolant. It now has a full resovior of coolant/anti freeze. No dice. Can any one point me in the right direction. I taped the situation if it helps any.
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Re: 5th gen preludes wont start/crank/turnover

Idle air control or fast idle valve. Watch this for some great insight.
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Re: 5th gen preludes wont start/crank/turnover

thanks so much!! I wont be starting work til march an im low on cash so im trying to solve this as quick an affordable as possible.
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Re: 5th gen preludes wont start/crank/turnover

if its revving like that on its own. you have a vacuum leak.
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Re: 5th gen preludes wont start/crank/turnover

I believe you. I added coolant to my radiator and it all leaked out the back of the engine on the drivers side.
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Re: 5th gen preludes wont start/crank/turnover

Thanks for the help everyone. It turned out i had a bad timing belt, my timing gear was busted apparently. Also, my water pump was busted which made all my coolant leak out.
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