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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Honda
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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2002 CRV wont start after I washed the engine. I have fuel

Customer Question

2002 CRV wont start after I washed the engine. I have fuel and spark
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: It doesnt start since i washed the engine. I washed the engine then ran it for about an hour. hut it off . now doesnt start
JA: Are you fixing your CR-V yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: The only thing left to try is an ECU
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Honda
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The car ran after the intial wash but would start again after i shut it off
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

1- did you pull the spark plugs out and inspect them?

2- did you unplug most the electrical connectors and blew them out preferably with shop air ?

3- how did you check for fuel ? Fuel Pressure .................. 330 - 380 kPa (3.4 - 3.9 kgf/sq.cm, 48 - 55 psi)

4- how did you check for spark ?

5- is there any red led security light steady on or flashing on dash ?

what is the mileage , how did car drive before wash , all good no problem

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
All the above mentioned were done
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

well that would leave your ECU, if all above are been done

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

i want to see what you end doing with it and you still need any assistance

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician