Starting Problems in hot weather

gerrymcdgerrymcd Member Posts: 1
edited April 2014 in Acura
I own a 92 acura integra. I often park it at the train station when I go to work. If the temp goes above 85 the car will not start for me after it has been sitting in the sun all day. It also wont start with a push (Stick-shift). It will start later on when the temp is cooler. I think it floods in hot weather. Once it starts it will continue to start if I stop on the way home.

Any ideas?



  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    No, I think you have some electric failure....if a car won't start with a push, that really points to a component failure....with a push, you get a much faster cranking speed than with a starter motor, and consequently more than enough spark and fuel and compression to start a car quickly. I think the sun may be cooking some ignition component temporarily, or disabling the fuel pump relay or ?????
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Member Posts: 2,228
    Sounds like the igniter for the ignition system is intermittently failing. It is a common failure on Hondas from 90-93 and costs around $100 or so to replace. My mom's 92 Accord ran into the same problem. It would refuse to start on hot afternoons and than would later start fine after she let it sit and cool down. It was the igniter. After replacing that, the car started fine again.
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