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1998 Honda Accord Question: My Honda Accord LX 1998 cuts out on me while driving the car shuts off and I am

 

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PAPA1949, Hebron, CT, June 11, 2014, 17:42
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My Honda Accord LX 1998 cuts out on me while driving the car shuts off and I am forced to the side of the road Can you help me Is this a reported problem What can T do to remedy the situation?

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    csubak30 June 11, 2014, 18:03
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    Usually a fuel flow issue...but could use more info. and description of what it is doing. For now, problem could be a failing fuel pump, clogging fuel filter, leaking or worn fuel pressure regulator or you are actually running out of gas because the fuel level sender is reading false and malfunctioning saying you have fuel when you are empty. Many other possibilities. Need more info.

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    PAPA1949, June 11, 2014, 19:01
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    No there is plenty of gas it just dies no electrical power so the power steering dies Yet, after a few hours it starts right up and runs for about ten ninutes

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    ziptie12 June 11, 2014, 19:51
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    Hot weather is back. That's when the bad main relays start showing up again. SIMPLE test , but needs to be a quite environment (not on the side of a road with a ton of traffic whizzing by. ---- When it's warmed up and done stalled out on you again (!!!!)---- follow these steps---turn the key off---watch the dash lights (check engine symbol in particular)---turn the key on and watch the engine light and LISTEN......when the light goes OFF , at that moment , you should hear a light 'click' ---that would be the main relay---most likely , you won't hear the click since it just stalled on you. NOW WAIT until it's cooled off like you've been doing and try that again. IF you hear the click , try starting it , it should start right up , if I'm correct. IF it does start , you have just successfully diagnosed a failed main relay the easy way. Replacing it, may however , be a little more physically challenging (I'm old It hurts my back and neck and then I whine a lot)!..................IF I'm wrong please reply and tell me it's my turn to wear the 'dunce cap'!..........OR just say ziptie12 is an idiot!

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    csubak30, June 12, 2014, 04:06
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    Adding the loss of electrical power was the tip-off......Agree with zippy over my answer with that info.......no dunce cap for you!

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    ziptie12, June 12, 2014, 18:38
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    But.............Hey ...revised I need to check again tomorrow , but one of the guys in the shop had a newer one in the shop today , like a 2002 , SAME symptoms but on the newer ones , instead of the click thing , you get NO check engine light , until it cools off. Hadn't run into that myself before ..................so I STILL get the dunce cap for missing that!

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