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Starting Troubles

Old 04-10-2013, 02:23 PM
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i just got a 1996 honda accord LX and it runs great. but it is having trouble starting.. it turns over just fine but wont start. or it will start for a second then bog out.. i don't think its the starter. it will turn over and over sometimes without starting. but if i push the gas down all the way itll do something weird for a min and then start up. but i have to turn the key and hold the gas down. it was sitting for 2 months with a quarter tank so could the fuel filter be clogged? or maybe the fuel pump just isn't working? any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Old 04-10-2013, 05:56 PM
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Once running how does it act? Just me but since you just got it, check the tune up items (cap, rotor, plugs, inspect wires) and throw a few gallons of fresh gas and a can of gas treatement of your choice in it.

Also check for stored codes in the ECU - many stores will do this for free, or at least check for the codes (ODB-I) using the service connector.
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