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Old 05 Apr 2006, 10:57 pm
Mike Menard
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Default 1998 EX V-6 Accord Dies & Restarts

While driving down the interstate yesterday my car which has 135,000 miles
is briefly dying...like only long enough to make my radar detector shut off
and turn right back on. The engine starts right back up without any action
on my part. The whole thing takes like .5 seconds to die and restart. The
motor is definitely dying because all the dash lights light up and then go
off. It happened once last week when I was pulling into a parking lot and I
thought that maybe my idle was set too low. But this was on the interstate
at 80 mph. So that would rule out the engine starving for gas. (I think!)

Any ideas. This is my work car and I can't afford a huge repair bill!
Figured I would ask here first then take to dealer if we can't figure it
out.

I have been good about oil changes and have had the timing belt
replaced...so I am up on maintenance. Maybe plug wires? I don't know.

Mike


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Old 05 Apr 2006, 11:48 pm
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Default Re: 1998 EX V-6 Accord Dies & Restarts

Mike Menard wrote:
>
> While driving down the interstate yesterday my car which has 135,000 miles
> is briefly dying...like only long enough to make my radar detector shut off
> and turn right back on. The engine starts right back up without any action
> on my part. The whole thing takes like .5 seconds to die and restart. The
> motor is definitely dying because all the dash lights light up and then go
> off. It happened once last week when I was pulling into a parking lot and I
> thought that maybe my idle was set too low. But this was on the interstate
> at 80 mph. So that would rule out the engine starving for gas. (I think!)
>
> Any ideas. This is my work car and I can't afford a huge repair bill!
> Figured I would ask here first then take to dealer if we can't figure it
> out.
>
> I have been good about oil changes and have had the timing belt
> replaced...so I am up on maintenance. Maybe plug wires? I don't know.
>
> Mike


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Did you get the RECALL for the ignition switch a few years ago?

http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/tsb/accord/x02-031e.pdf

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Old 06 Apr 2006, 08:51 am
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Default Re: 1998 EX V-6 Accord Dies & Restarts

"Mike Menard" <mike@oldschoolpi.com> wrote in
news:Zk0Zf.23956$VE.3264@dukeread05:

> While driving down the interstate yesterday my car which has 135,000
> miles is briefly dying...like only long enough to make my radar
> detector shut off and turn right back on. The engine starts right back
> up without any action on my part. The whole thing takes like .5
> seconds to die and restart. The motor is definitely dying because all
> the dash lights light up and then go off. It happened once last week
> when I was pulling into a parking lot and I thought that maybe my idle
> was set too low. But this was on the interstate at 80 mph. So that
> would rule out the engine starving for gas. (I think!)
>
> Any ideas. This is my work car and I can't afford a huge repair bill!
> Figured I would ask here first then take to dealer if we can't figure
> it out.
>
> I have been good about oil changes and have had the timing belt
> replaced...so I am up on maintenance. Maybe plug wires? I don't know.
>





Ignition switch, probably.

Besides the relevant TSB, how heavy is your keychain? Try removing the key
itself and driving like that for a while.

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Old 06 Apr 2006, 10:25 am
Mike Menard
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Default Re: 1998 EX V-6 Accord Dies & Restarts

That may make sense. I checked the resistance of the ignition coil this
morning and it is within specs. So that is not it.

My keys are heavy. I will lighten the load and see if that helps.

Thanks a million.

Mike

"TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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> "Mike Menard" <mike@oldschoolpi.com> wrote in
> news:Zk0Zf.23956$VE.3264@dukeread05:
>
>> While driving down the interstate yesterday my car which has 135,000
>> miles is briefly dying...like only long enough to make my radar
>> detector shut off and turn right back on. The engine starts right back
>> up without any action on my part. The whole thing takes like .5
>> seconds to die and restart. The motor is definitely dying because all
>> the dash lights light up and then go off. It happened once last week
>> when I was pulling into a parking lot and I thought that maybe my idle
>> was set too low. But this was on the interstate at 80 mph. So that
>> would rule out the engine starving for gas. (I think!)
>>
>> Any ideas. This is my work car and I can't afford a huge repair bill!
>> Figured I would ask here first then take to dealer if we can't figure
>> it out.
>>
>> I have been good about oil changes and have had the timing belt
>> replaced...so I am up on maintenance. Maybe plug wires? I don't know.
>>

>
>
>
>
> Ignition switch, probably.
>
> Besides the relevant TSB, how heavy is your keychain? Try removing the key
> itself and driving like that for a while.
>
> --
> TeGGeR®
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/



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