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Old 12-21-2012, 01:29 PM
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1998 Prelude start issues!

The other day I was driving and hit a pot hole which shook my car pretty good. It still runs fine when I pop start it. I put the key in and turn it to start it but nothing happens the only thing that happens is all my dash lights and everything will come on but makes no attempt to start. I pulled the starter and had it tested and it worked perfectly. I need to figure out this issue quick but I have no idea what it could be.
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Re: 1998 Prelude start issues!

the ignition switch cylinder (where you put your key) has a recall on it because the wires could wear out and short inside of it. the pothole you hit could have jarred the insides enough to cause the problem. call honda and schedule an appointment, they will replace it for free because it is under recall if they find that it is the problem. but you won't have any out of pocket, and if they try to get you to pay for something, just say you only want the recall done.

if the car runs fine (key in run position) then it has to be something in line with the starter (i believe the main relay just runs the fuel pump? not sure) if the car is off, when you turn the key to run, you can hear the fuel pump prime. then it will stop. when you turn the key to start, do you hear the fuel pump kick on again?

edit: i say can you hear the fuel pump kick on when you go to start because that could indicate that the ignition switch is ok and it is something else in the line of the starter. could be a ground connection that got shaken loose
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Re: 1998 Prelude start issues!

Check strter ground?
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Re: 1998 Prelude start issues!

I actually ran the vin number on hondas website and it brought back that my car has already had the ignition replaced under that recall.
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Re: 1998 Prelude start issues!

yeah i second the starter ground. also, the ignition recall can be replaced more than once if it is found to still be faulty. in my old truck there was a recall on the fan motor resistor and i got it replaced twice.
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Re: 1998 Prelude start issues!

Ok I'm going to look into that now and I will update when I figure something out.
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Re: 1998 Prelude start issues!

I'll be in your area tomorrow working on another Prelude, keep me updated.
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Re: 1998 Prelude start issues!

I second rocker's first reply.
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