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hey guys im new here. ive searched around and other forums as well and just cant see to find the issue.
my car was turning off and back on instantly while driing. now its just wont start.
so far i have replaced the main relay....checked the ICM, thats good. col is good, the harness that the relay hooks into is good. got the right volts on all the tests. within the last 2 months..new cap rotor wires plugs fuel pump fuel filter.
yesterday when i had it running in my driveway just idling and it died and the relay was just clicking like crazy. and i could hear a clicking over near the battery, i was holding the electrical part and could feel the clicking from there also. here is a pic of the box thing. i have no idea what it is and cant seem to find it online. Is it possibly a ground somehwere. is there anywhere to get a list of grounds and where they are?
thank you for the help. ive tried searching and searching and im just not finding what works. any additional help is greatly appreciated

 

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I ended up having the same problem in my 90 civic it turned out that my idnition switch had bad conections on the inside where the key lock cylinder turns the switch i sanded them down made sure everything was clean and it worked. Then i ha problems with my car dying and the power cutting out it was just because it was loose vibrating loosing contact with the switch. Hope this helps
 

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I am getting spark. injectors idk. i will have to look at that tomorrow after work. whats the best way of going about that?
 

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Well theres a few ways...

You can verify you have fuel in the rail by cracking loose a fitting or maybe routing the return hose into a bottle to test. Hondas are kinda lame like this they dont have a schrader valve to test on for fuel pressure in the rail.

Also you can crack loose the feed line to the rail just a little and see if you get some spray out of there. It should be strong.

Then you can install a Noid light into the injector clips to verify they are getting a pulse from the ECU.


Alternatively you can pull the spark plugs and turn it over. You should see fuel shooting out of each cylinder as it turns over.

Fuel smell should be coming from the exhaust if you are tuning it over and its not starting but is getting fuel.
 

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thank u. also do u have anydewhta that box is next to the battery. it mnot have anything to do with my issue but its driving me nuts that i cant find a name anywhere.
 

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Dont worry about that until you verify spark and fuel.

What does it take to run an engine? Spark and fuel. And of course air and the correct timing.

Ignore the box for now.
 

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i can hear it not coming on. i have a hole cut out of the back so i can just reach the pump. and i took the line off and cranked it and no gas came out.
 

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just went back out there...the only click i get on the relay is when i got from ll to lll and on the main relay harness i used a test light but the only spot it lit up was the bottom left of the harness then i unclipped the fuel pump connector and didnt get a light.
 

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ya i hard they go. replaced that this morning ha. im gonna take a week away from it and let my brother in law look at it bc im
about to call the junk yard and say come take it.
 
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