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Hi all, I bought my prelude, replaced all brakes, fixed all rust, painted it, did a full tune up, new distributor, new coil, fluids etc. I drove the car for about 5 days, on the fifth night I let it idle for 2 minutes, came back to the car and it was off, it had stalled out. I tried to restart it a few times, engine turns over, but will not start. I had the car towed the following day and began troubleshooting the problem. First thing I tried was to swap known good/working distributor and coil on, still no start, verified no spark. I know the distributor and coil are good because I drove home 170 miles with them on the car. I verified all fuses are good visually, took each one out and looked at its inner metal wire in the sunlight. I verified I have fuel at the rail and the fuel filter when I turn the key(unbolted fuel bolts and turned key and watched the mess it made) - I hear fuel pump prime as normal. I looked up online how to test the main relay, turned key to on position and verified with a test light on the red and orange wire and the white green, power at both terminals with key on. I scanned the ECU, only code is air intake temp. I am stumped, I have a 96 civic doing the exact same thing that I actually gave up on and left in the grass to rot, but I cannot do that with my prelude after spending 2000$ on it. I am stumped here and at my wits end, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

PS when I turn the key to on, cel comes on, goes off, and comes back on.
 

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This is a mostly dead forum, I would look into the Honda Prelude Facebook group for help.

The first thing I would do is look into getting a fsm for your car.

No spark condition could be something as simple as a lose ignition wire, to a bad crank shaft position sensor. Without having the car in front of me it’s almost important for me to diagnose.


Get yourself the Honda Prelude FSM. Go to page 272 to get started in your no start diagnosis journey.

And if you get stuck join the Facebook Honda Prelude group.
 

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i had a temp sensor problem in my 99 prelude. the wire was chewed up. as i recall i replaced the sensor, but i think it was a mostly a problem with the wire. had to fabricate a connector (with 2 tiny slide-on flat connectors and silicone sealant), because the connector was broken and i couldnt find one anywhere online. problem solved.
 

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Any luck yet ? I actually would look at the coil first, distributor second. Because it was good at one point, doesn't mean it can't break down. And those are your main sparks.

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