It sure is, and you can do it with just your ears. Turn the key to on...and LISTEN, very closely. The instant you turn the key on, you'll hear a soft "click" from the relay. This is your fuel pump energizing, to get the fuel pressure up. Two seconds later you will hear another click. Right now, the FI system knows the fuel pressure is high enough to start the engine, but the engine's not running, so it will turn the fuel pump back off. This is a safety feature: if you got into a wreck and the fuel pump was running, you'd have a big fire and explosion with lots of dead bodies. When you crank the engine, you'll hear a third click. The fuel pump has come back on and the injectors have powered up. You might have to get on the ground and stick your ear next to the place where the main relay is (on the side of the car behind the dashboard, about halfway up the dash) to hear this click because the engine has started cranking. If you hear all three clicks, the main relay isn't your problem. If you don't, the first thing you need to do is to pull the relay and resolder all the connections.
check your main relay, that is a problem in those years after a while..
If you are looking for "Main Relay", it is under steering and behind cruise control unit. You will need to remove cruise control unit before you can see it. I believe it has "Main" or "Main Relay" words on it and it is brown color. What problem do you have? I have changed this main relay a few years back due to hard to start when hot.
A common issue with the 1999 Honda Accord is a faulty main furl relay. ?æWhen the temperature increases the circuit board flexes and breaks, replace this relay and problem should be solved.
The 1998 Honda Accord main relay switch will cost approximately $125 to replace. You can save $75 by replacing the switch yourself.
In hot weather my Honda Accord 2000 starts but idles rough and dies.
The problem is the Main Relay. The location of the relay makes it susceptible to failure when the sun is shining on it. A simple replacement of the Main Relay will fix this problem. If you want to replace it yourself, it is located under the dash, to the left of the steering column (hidden by silver cruise control box, which needs to be removed).
The main relay on a 2001 Honda Accord is located on the driver side end of the cabin. Found in the kick panel it will be mounted to a bracket underneath the dashboard.
Main relay for the 1995 Honda Accord is almost right above the accelerator pedal. A grey relay with a red bottom. Attached to a bracket and with a small flat blade screwdriver it will come out pretty easy
it is behind the speedometer and gauges,you have to pull the whole dash out to get to it and you will see it it says main relay on it
try the ecu If the problem is there when the car has been parked and the interior temp is warm or hot, then its most likely to be the Main relay. This will stop the fuel pump from running.
check your main relay and connections
if you unscrew the radiator and under it you will see to cords you have to cut it out and it will loosen and relaese the relay switch
in order to check the main relay you must have a multi-meter. then you will have to pull the main relay and check it to see if there is any power going threw it. if yes then its something else if no its like a $10 fix.
http://techauto.tripod.com/mainrelaydefine.htm http://www.honda-acura.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43947 Check out these sites. Our 1990 Accord had a similar problem. Turned out to be the soldering on the main relay switch. Find the main relay switch, remove it. Look at the soldering connections. The above sites help you determine what to do. We spent $8.00 for some copper braid to remove the old solder. Worked like a charm. Car now starts when in is very hot out.
The main relay will give an check engine light to indicate that the electrical system is bad.
THE MAIN RELAY IS LOCATED UNDER THE DRIVERS SIDE DASH IN THE FUSE PANEL.
It is located on the left side of the dash. It is up high very close to the steering column. The main relay controlls the computer output in regards to spark and fuel. If you described your problem then one of us may be able to help you so that you do not buy unnecesary parts.
I had a main relay go bad on my old accord some years back. If I remember correctly, nothing would happen when I turned the ignition key. After waiting a little while for the relay to cool, the car would start just fine. I found a replacement relay on the internet at a good price and everything went well.
The pump is inside the gas tank.
Under the dash near the fuse box. under dash upper left of steering column. labeled main relay
You need to have the main relay replaced. I did that with my 1992 accord. ask around if you don't believe me. good luck. ro
The main relay is under the dash directly above the Cruise Control unit. It is not behind the main electrical panel that Honda claims. very easy to change i did it start to finish in under an hour