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Old 05 Mar 2007, 12:28 am
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Default Car stops running while I知 driving.

This is the third time that this has happened to me. I was driving and
the engine stopped running. It will try to turn over but it wont
start. the first time I sat for 20 min. the second time was for a hour
and the last yesterday for 4 hours. then when I turn the key, it
starts up. what can I do? I bought the car off of a lot in november.
and the service engine alert is on. I think it was on when I bought
it. it also has 132,000 miles on it. thanks.

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Old 05 Mar 2007, 12:48 am
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Default Re: Car stops running while I知 driving.

drewer wrote:
>
> This is the third time that this has happened to me. I was driving and
> the engine stopped running. It will try to turn over but it wont
> start. the first time I sat for 20 min. the second time was for a hour
> and the last yesterday for 4 hours. then when I turn the key, it
> starts up. what can I do? I bought the car off of a lot in november.
> and the service engine alert is on. I think it was on when I bought
> it. it also has 132,000 miles on it. thanks.


It would help to know what year and model this is...

Next time the problem resurfaces, listen carefully as you turn the key
from Off to Acc to Run. As you get to Run (not start) you should hear a
relay clicking (turning on the fuel pump) and then around 3 seconds
later you should hear it clicking again (turning off the fuel pump). If
you do not hear this, it could be a broken main relay (fuel pump relay)

Keep in mind that depending on your year and model, this information
might be completely irrelevant.

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Old 05 Mar 2007, 05:49 am
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Default Re: Car stops running while I'm driving.

If this is a Honda, my first bet would be on the ignition
coil.

Year and model, please?

Also, status of routine maintenance, like spark plug wires,
plugs, etc.?

See also http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/faq.html#startrun
for typical other causes of Honda run-start problems.

"drewer" <none@000.com> wrote
> This is the third time that this has happened to me. I was
> driving and
> the engine stopped running. It will try to turn over but
> it wont
> start. the first time I sat for 20 min. the second time
> was for a hour
> and the last yesterday for 4 hours. then when I turn the
> key, it
> starts up. what can I do? I bought the car off of a lot in
> november.
> and the service engine alert is on. I think it was on when
> I bought
> it. it also has 132,000 miles on it. thanks.



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Old 05 Mar 2007, 10:53 am
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Default Re: Car stops running while I知 driving.

drewer <none@000.com> wrote in news:982341_abf1f3c351cf38a4f329e91005e65e79
@autoboardz.com:

> This is the third time that this has happened to me. I was driving and
> the engine stopped running. It will try to turn over but it wont
> start. the first time I sat for 20 min. the second time was for a hour
> and the last yesterday for 4 hours. then when I turn the key, it
> starts up.



Ignition switch or igniter. Most likely igniter at this point.

If you have a tachometer, does the tach needle drop suddenly before the car
stalls? When you crank during the no-start episode, is the tach needle
dead still, or does it jiggle a tiny bit?



> what can I do? I bought the car off of a lot in november.
> and the service engine alert is on.




Do you mean the "Maintenance Required light, or the Check Engine light?

If the Check Engine light, you need to get the code read that's behind the
light. For that we need to know your year and model.


> I think it was on when I bought
> it.



And you bought the car anyway? Not a good idea.


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Old 05 Mar 2007, 11:12 am
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"drewer" <none@000.com> wrote in message
news:982341_abf1f3c351cf38a4f329e91005e65e79@autob oardz.com...
> This is the third time that this has happened to me. I was driving and
> the engine stopped running. It will try to turn over but it wont
> start. the first time I sat for 20 min. the second time was for a hour
> and the last yesterday for 4 hours. then when I turn the key, it
> starts up. what can I do? I bought the car off of a lot in november.
> and the service engine alert is on. I think it was on when I bought
> it. it also has 132,000 miles on it. thanks.


When you bought the car, did it come with a year, make and model?

Like I said to the last poster who also indicates that his/her service
indicator is on, why make guesses as to what it is when the car might be
trying to tell you.

Your symtoms could be a common thing, or not, but the code will tell.


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Old 05 Mar 2007, 01:53 pm
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Default Re: Car stops running while I'm driving.

Why would to buy a car with the Service or check engine light on without
finding out way? This amazes me.

If it is a "Check Engine" light, take it to AutoZone or a place like that
and if the car is newer than a 1996, they can hook up the OBD II code
scanner and tell you why.

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"drewer" <none@000.com> wrote in message
news:982341_abf1f3c351cf38a4f329e91005e65e79@autob oardz.com...
> This is the third time that this has happened to me. I was driving and
> the engine stopped running. It will try to turn over but it wont
> start. the first time I sat for 20 min. the second time was for a hour
> and the last yesterday for 4 hours. then when I turn the key, it
> starts up. what can I do? I bought the car off of a lot in november.
> and the service engine alert is on. I think it was on when I bought
> it. it also has 132,000 miles on it. thanks.
>
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