Question about 1999 Honda Prelude
Car starts just fine but after running for a couple of seconds it dies
Try replacing the throttle positioning sensor its on the throttle body
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 89 thunderbird - 3.8 Car dies
i had this problem on my 88 t-bird 3.8L. not exactly sure of the cause but to remedy mine... it seems the computer was not telling the fuel pump that the car was running. so the fuel pump would quit pumping. run a wire from your battery to the positive line going to the fuel pump (temporary). if this solves the problem (and you don't mind solving it this way) make the wire run clean and hook it to a switch so you can turn it on when you wanna drive. this is not the way a dealership would fix it but its also not gonna cost you more than you probably have invested in your car. hope this helps
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
computer possibly has noticed a reason to shut down engine try checing the oil low oil psi will cause the computer to shut down engine before damage occurs
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Before you replace the fuel pump, I would check the cheaiper parts first. Such as fuel filter and injectors.
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
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