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Car engine dying 98 Honda

My wife's 98 Honda Civic "dies" driving along under no unusual load. No codes are thrown. Computer reset. Went on for a few months then had fuel filter, plugs, wires, dist , rotor have been replaced, throttle plate/body cleaned and problems still exists. Intermitent problem. Seems to happen after car has been sitting out in sun for a while. Car usually restarts right away.

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  • dbadude Jul 08, 2008

    I have simular problem. I did an complete tune up and a mechanic replaced my oxygen sensor and cleaned the fuel injector. The car now does not die when idling but runs fast at times. The mechanic said that there was either a short in the wiring or the computer. I am going to get a used computer and try this first.



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It's a main relay problem.

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Check the main relay. They have been know to cause this problem when they get hot. Also check the Top Dead Center sensor.

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    Please write a short desciption of what you did to fix your car including where you got the parts. There are a lot of other Honda drivers with this problem who would like to know what you have done.



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