Honda Accord - Starting Problem
|I recently (2004 winter) bought my 1st car. Driving it was
like being in heaven.. As
summer came in, my car could not bear the heat. It seemed to have a mind of its own. Sometimes it would start
without any problems and sometimes it would
just not be ready to start, as if it was saying to me that it is too hot outside and
I wanne rest.
First I took the car to the mechanics, none of them to diagonse the actual problem as it was an erratic problem. So I took itupon myself to figure out the problem and resolve it without paying the repair shops. Since I am interested in Automotive and Computer Engineering but took the IT route for my career, this project was a nice opportunity to get in touch with me other interests.
Analysis of the Car Starting Problem.
Symptom 1. After driving for short distances, on halting
(turning the car off) for a few mins, the car would not start up again
immediately. I would have
to wait for 15-20 mins before I can get the car started again.
Symptom 2. The car troubles you only during the day time when the temperatures
Symptom 3. The problem started/exists only in summer
Symptom 4. Before troubling, the car would start for less then a
I am still in the process of writing more information on this topic. Just in case you have experienced any of the above issues then try replacing the Main relay. I have recently replaced this and it seems to have solved the problem.
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