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Old 08-22-2007, 04:26 PM
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I have had some troubles getting the car to fire when I try and start it. I don't think that its a spark plug problem, but I have not ruled that possibility out. What I think it might be is my fuel filter is cluttered. I cant find it though. Can someone tell me where it is on an Acura Legend 1990 model.
Old 08-25-2007, 08:39 AM
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does it crank but no start?.. if so im betting your not getting fuel

your main buss relay runs those 2 and when the temp inside gets hot it can fault.

find your ecm diag light (the little red LED)

then turn on the car or have someone turn it on for you and watch for
that LED. it sould flash 1 time when the key is turned on.

if it does not flash then your ecm(engine control module) is not
getting power. it gets power from that main buss relay that runs
fuel and injectors.

95% of the time when i get a vaper lock call i replace that relay and poof all better.
Old 10-05-2007, 08:04 PM
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if its not that it could be your timing belt i dont know much about acura at all but that just happened to me and it was the timing belt, check the relay first though

Old 10-08-2007, 07:39 AM
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i hate the though of a broken timing belt. easy check there is to pull your distributer cap and have a friend crank on the car while your looking at it...if it DOESNT spin while cranking then eithor you broke a cam or a timing belt. eithor way $$$

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