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Driving and the car shuts off automatically

So car is fine..first was fuel pressure so i got that fix..have spark and distributor is still good spark but some reason car wont start..battery is good and spark plugs...can it be the spark plug wires?(highly doubting it)..again just driving and car just shuts off...

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Hondas have problem with ignitor in distributor that overheats and shuts off spark momentarily. then car will restart and shut off some time later.

Wouldn't hurt to change wires anyway if old, especially if new plugs were installed. Get the most out of gas mileage that way!!!!!!!!

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