answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer
Copy

Just my two cents but... it's possibly the same "main relay" problem which plagues many of the Hondas around that time-frame. Hot weather non-starting is usually caused by a faulty main relay. A new relay fixed my '90 Civic. Good luck. The main relay is what sends power to the fuel pump and ignition. If it's faulty, the engine will crank and crank but won't fire. I believe the main relay is typically under the dash on the driver's side. Note that it's inside the car, so it's the interior temperature that causes this problem. As a temporary solution if you're stranded somewhere, simply air out the car as best as possible and it should start again. The solder joints connecting the relay to its little circuit board crack, and in high temperatures will pull apart so the relay loses contact and can't function. One option is to replace the relay with a new one, but that will run you $70 or so. (!) A simple alternative is to just resolder the pins. Re-melt the solder on EVERY pin even if they don't look bad to the naked eye. Pop it back in and you're good as new.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2005-10-30 23:06:10
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: Why would a 1989 Honda Prelude not start when warm?
Write your answer...
Submit
Sign up for more answers

Registered users can ask questions, leave comments, and earn points for submitting new answers.

Already have an account? Log in

Related Questions

Will 1989 Honda Prelude rims fit a 1989 Nissan 240sx?

The 1989 Honda Prelude had 4x100mm offset. The 1989 Nissan 240sx has a 4x114.3mm offset...so, it will not fit.


How do you change the fuel filter on a 1989 Honda prelude 2.0 Si?

How do i take the fuel filter off my honda prelude si 1989


Valves on a 1989 Honda Prelude?

Please reask question: Where are the VALVES ON A 1989 HONDA? How many VALVES ON A 1989 HONDA? How do I adjust the VALVES ON A 1989 HONDA?


What size wheels did the 1989 Honda Prelude have?

I have a 1989 prelude si and im pretty sure there 15s


Where is a starter on a 1989 Honda Prelude?

The starter on the 1989 Honda Prelude is located on the left side of the engine. It is under the radiator hose that is at the rear of the radiator.


Can you take struts and springs from a 1989 Honda prelude and put them in to a 1989 Honda accord?

No, they are different.


What would make it not have any spark 1989 Honda Prelude?

Coil, distributor, bad wire.


Would a 1989 Honda prelude 2.0si have rear upper and lower ball joints?

Yes.


How do you remove the console of a 1989 Honda Prelude?

None of the dashboard lights work on my 1988 Prelude. Why?


How much horsepower does a 1989 Honda prelude si have?

135


Fuel pump on a Honda Prelude 1989?

The fuel pump on a 1989 Honda Prelude is located in the fuel tank. Being close to the tank allows it to pump gas more readily to the engine.


Why would the brake lights and dash go out when the headlights are turned on a 1989 Honda Prelude?

It may be wired wrong.


Timing marks for a 1989 Honda Prelude?

buy a hanes book


How many cylinders does 1989 Honda Prelude SI have?

Qty. four...


Does a 1989 Honda Prelude have 4 wheel disk brakes?

yes


Does the 1989 Honda Prelude have a dohc?

on the 2.0 si and the 4w si


Does a 1988 Honda Prelude have a vehicle speed sensor?

Yes, the 1988 and 1989 Honda Prelude has a VSS that is a cable sending unit that connects to the gauge cluster in the dash.


1989 Honda Prelude timing belt change?

every 70,000 miles.


Does the 1989 Honda prelude si have a dual over head cam?

YEP


Would the clutch positioning switch keep your 1989 Honda prelude from starting?

Yes, this switch must be activated to allow the engine to start. If this switch has failed, it may function improperly or not at all.


Will a 1989 Honda Prelude solenoids fit on a 1990 Honda Prelude?

It's hard to say, as the question didn't specify what kind of solenoid are you attempting to fit, and the 1990 Prelude had a mid-cycle refresh which included an improved motor.


Where is the slave cylinder located on a 1989 Honda Prelude?

should be on drivers side of the firewall


Do 1989 civic fenders fit a Prelude?

Unless you fabricate them in some way to fit, it won't fit any generation of Honda Prelude.


Is there a manual for a 1989 Honda prelude they are not sold by Haynes for some reason are there any other company's that may sell them?

Honda has a service manual for the 1989 Prelude. I bought mine along with my Gold 1989 Prelude Si, February 1989 Car still running strong 203,000. miles. original clutch! Try Honda dealers, used book stores on line etc... Chiltons has a very comprhensive manual also. Easy to follow


Do a1986 Honda accord and Honda Prelude have the same tramission?

They do if it is an automatic transmission. The Prelude (except Si) has the same manual transmission as well. The Prelude Si has a slightly different manual transmission, but it will still fit into a 1986-1989 Accord.