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1993 Honda Accord LX turns off for no reason.

Car starts fine, but after awhile it will just turn itself off while driving or when it is parked. Sometimes it will stutter just like somebody is turning it off. But it will start right back up. What's the problem.

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  • GScanlon Aug 16, 2008

    I can not find where the main relay is. I have looked under the driver's side all over. The manual says that it is under the PGM-FI relay. What is that?

  • GScanlon Aug 17, 2008

    Well I found it and replaced it. The car is still acting the same way. Will run for awhile then turn off, but still start right back up. It will take about 10 to 15 minutes when the car is cold before it starts acting up. It is just like somebody turns it off, and yes I did check the ignition switch.Anything else that I can check or replace.

  • josh785 Jan 13, 2009

    did you fix it?

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Your main relay is shorting out. It's located under the dash on the driver's side.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

  • Lee Quiroz
    Lee Quiroz Aug 16, 2008

    It's behind the left side of the dash. It has a small screw that attaches it to the underside of the dash. It has a plug with 4 - 6 wires on it. I don't remember how many wires are on the plug. It's almost right behind the air vent.

  • Lee Quiroz
    Lee Quiroz Aug 17, 2008

    I was hoping that the main relay was getting hot and shutting down but that isn't the problem. Do you have a friend with the same engine in their Honda? If you do, install his distributor into your car. Make sure you mark the location of the distributor before you remove it. This way you can test the distributor. If your car starts and runs just fine with no issues, there is your problem. If it is your problem, call a wrecking yard for another distributor. If you buy a new one, they're very expensive. I found really good parts on Craigslist for a really good deal.

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