This is a 1999 Honda Accord with an intermittent no start complaint. Other symptoms include: stalling, long crank times, surging, bucking, poor transmission shifting.
Some quick work with the test light allowed me to zero in on a PGM-FI main relay issue, which was confirmed by a visual inspection on the relay board itself. If you can forgive my soldering work, done through a tiny video camera screen, then you can get an idea of how to repair these relays quickly and easily. Don’t forget to check the Related Videos for a follow up video, detailing the operation of the PGM-FI relay.
Engine Performance Diagnostics chapter 15
- intermittent no start
- no codes present
- possible stalling, long crank times, surging, bucking, poor transmission shifting
- repaired the PGM-FI main relay
- using scan data to check for a crank signal during cranking
- using the check engine and immobilizer lights to identify possible issues
- how to check for spark using an incandescent test light
- how to check for injection pulse using an incandescent test light
- how to check a fuel pump power feed using an incandescent test light
- how to visually identify a failed solder joint on a PGM-FI main relay
- how to repair a cracked solder joint
- Autel MS905 MaxiSys Mini Diagnostic System with Connector Kit - USA Version
- OTC 3633 Mini Circuit Tester
- Portasol SP-1K Soldering Iron, Cordless Butane
- (Chapters 14, 15,16) Fuel Delivery and Fuel Pressure Testing
- Operation and testing of a Honda main relay (PGM-FI) - an SD Premium video
- How to test and fix a PGM-FI main relay - Honda/Acura
- Fuel Pump Electrical Circuits Description and Operation
- How to test fuel pressure, injector pulse and spark with basic tools - Honda
- No Start No Fuel Pressure Troubleshooting - GM 2.2 Ecotec
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How To Identify A Bad Main Relay On A Honda (Pgm-Fi)