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Keep burning out control modules on a 92 prelude si h23

Control module works for almost a month then car starts to die runs and dies, eventually wont start, wait for it to cool down and fires right up for a while then dies runs n dies, put new module in it worked for almost a month and same problem put another module in it and runs fine no issue

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The alternator is a fuse /fusible link check to see if that is ok or anything also your heat sencor is probbaley on its way out

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sounds like a weak coil pack

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SOURCE: Idle up and down car runs 20 min then dies car wont start 92 pre

Being a retired dealer tech I can say for sure I never ever ripped anyone off ever!!!!!!!! if they say (dealer) they needed access then you did not understand what they had to do and decided they where putting it to you, you go ahead and throw parts at the problem, you may or may not get lucky, I wish you the best of luck, and you Jacko rubbed me the wrong way.

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SOURCE: 1994 Chrysler New Yorker - 3.5 engine -

fuel pump

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SOURCE: 1993 honda prelude si, h23, with jdm vtec .

i have the same car as u do, and something lie this happened to me. check ur spark plug wires, and ur distributor cap.. check the coil itslef too. This happened to me because my spark plug wires werent sealing tight enough, and there was some "moisture" going on in there.
theres also the possiblility of the alternator being bad.. try turning ur car on with another battery, and once its on, unplug the battery.. with the car on. if the car just dies.. its gotta b the alternator

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SOURCE: 1991 Corsica dies down on acceleration.

could it be a bad fuel sending unit in tank or a bad fuel pressure regulator ?

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