i tried to warm my car up this morning, the engine started smoothly
then i get back into my house, after half an hour, when i go back to
my car, i found that my car was stalled, and i tried to restart it, it
just didn’t go on.
i can hear the ignition motor sounds, but the engine wont start......
what can i do now???
can someone help me????
plz :cry: :cry:
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Check out http://tegger.com/hondafaq/faq.html#startrun - so far the symptoms
match the usual for main relay failure
http://tegger.com/hondafaq/startproblems.html#mainrelay (pay particular
attention to what he has to say about counting the clicks). If it is the
main relay, the engine will probably start the next time you try (passenger
compartment cold). You can also try whacking the top of the dash in front of
the driver with your hand. It might get you going, and will make you feel
better if not ;-)
thats what you get for being an idiot....you should never let your car idol
for more then 5 minutes or so...
must be nice to be able to burn gas like that. With all your extra cash,
why not just buy a better car?
let your car idol > for more then 5 minutes or so...
Come on. While purging the cooling system of air, letting it
idle for more than 30 minutes (until the fan comes on twice)
is common. It's to no detriment, normally. (Or are you just
The original poster should take a close look at the site
Mike Pardee linked, then ask questions here as needed.
check your car manual. It says right in mine to not let it idol for more
then 5 minutes....Obviously there are some exceptions to this, but its not
something that you should be doing on a daily basis to "warm the car up"
I find no such warning in my 91 Civic's manual.
If it were a big deal, it would be prominent.
"warm the car up"
I would think the guy was doing this because it's freezing
cold sub-zero yada where he is, and ice is built up to 1/4
inch or so on the windshield. I know I've spent 20+ minutes
chipping off ice and running the defroster--and so the
car--in the past.
No big deal, James. Just posting what I've seen.
Driving blind because of ice on the windows, and so into an
accident, is unneeded wear on one's wallet. But you chose to
ignore this in my previous post, so <shrug> we disagree. Or
maybe you've never lived in a part of the country where
icing is a serious problem. Cripes, I was skiing last year
while eight inches of snow fell in the parking lot. It was
getting dark and the drive down the mountain was
treacherous. You better believe I let my Civic idle, with
the defroster on, while I hurriedly knocked off the snow.
Still took around 20 minutes or more.
It's also not unneeded wear on the engine when purging air
from the cooling system.
Warming up the engine, yes. Indeed, I have read that no
(idling) warm up is necessary /for the engine/ with today's
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