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Amedee, Former ASE Master Technician
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Car cranks but won't fire. After waiting 20 minutes, it then

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Car cranks but won't fire. After waiting 20 minutes, it then fired right up
JA: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?
Customer: Yes. Plugs good half tank on gas
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 2003 crv
JA: Are you fixing your CR-V yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No. I take it to a shop. I haven't tried anything stumped on where to start.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thank you
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

3. Please understand that I am here to help.

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Is the check engine light on?

Are there any codes in the computer?

Are you looking for some possible causes?

Would you be willing to speak on the phone?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hello
No engine light, or code
Looking for possible causes
Yes. Willin to speak on the phone
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Sounds good.

Please request a phone call on your end and I will call right away.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Have not had time for a call, and not sure when I will
thank you
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Sounds good no problem.

I will be here when your ready.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank youCustomer I am not really sure you can help. Car seems to be starting fine. Haven't had an issue with it since the other day and have been driving it.
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

I certainly think I can help you. I help people every day in your situation.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
What would be helpful is if you can give me a list of what could be possibly be causing it. Otherwise I will just take it to my mechanic when/if it does it next.
Thank you.
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Most certainly.

One moment please

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

When this condition happens, it cranks over but does not fire correct?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Correct, and it is cranking at normal speed, no drag to it
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for that information.

I will list the most likely possible causes.

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.
  • Main relay (there are two of them)
  • Fuel pump
  • Ignition switch
  • Valve adjustment
  • MAP sensor
  • Cam or crankshaft position sensor