car won't start on 1990 Honda Accord

It's not the battery, because radio works. I was told, by folks who don't work on cars, that possibly it's the starter or fuel pump. any thoughts? Won't turn over

by in Kansas City, MO on August 12, 2010
1 answer
ANSWER by on August 12, 2010
Don't trust that becuse the radio works that the battery isn't bad, to find the problem you need a volt meter. Battery voltage should be about 12.25 with nothing on. With the ignition switch on it should be around 12. When you turn it to start it should drop to between 10 and 11 and the starter motor should run. If the starter clicks and the voltage doesn't drop the starter is bad. If the voltage drops real low and the starter doesn't make any noise, it's the battery. Their are other things you can check like the start wire in the starter, or the ignition switch, or posibly the nutral safety switch, or several relay's.
Related Items:
Car has been acting up for about a year now. every now and then it It would takes a few tries turning the key to get it to turn over. Now it's just won't start, It's been diagnose several times and...
Changed head gasket. Car turns over but won't start. Changed spark plugs.& sprayed with starter fluid. Haven't got a clue! Help?
I was driving and then suddenly stop or lost power after I press the break on a stop light; then I try to jump start it but won't start either. I test it with battery/alternator tester and batter...
Sometimes when I try to go somewhere the car won't start. It usually will if I keep trying. Other times if I go somewhere it might get me there but whe... happens every few weeks. When it happens all of the lights in the car will come on, but the car won't start. We have replaced the battery, the alternator and we have had the exhaust system cleaned out....