Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Toronto, ON
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Without actually doing this whole testing as the relay is under the dash pannel try this.
Get your buddy to listen if the fuel pump is turning on when you crank the car (but not actually crank the motor over) Just turn key on.. you should hear the fuel pump.
Another trick I learned when my fuel pump relay (also known as MAIN RELAY) died, was Turn key it cranks.. nothing. Turn again.. same thing..
Just crank it on and off a few times and it after about 5 tries it will start. I notice in the heat it got worse.
I think g2ic has an article on how to fix them (by soldering) but they are brand new 75 bux at the dealer (Canadian).
My friends GSR was having a problem with his main relay, we took like 5 from the wreckers.. to my suprise only 1 or 2 worked. Then within a short while they died too. He ended up buying new, which looks like Honda re-designed as it was not exaclty the same as the original one.
Hope this helps.