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Old 08 Jul 2013, 07:48 am
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Default 98 Civic runs great then dies! Help!?

Alright guys, here's what I got going on....I've got a 98 Civic Hatch DX. Last week I pulled into a parking spot and it died on me, turned back over and ran for a second before dying again. After screwing with the plug wires, I got it back to my house. One of the plugs was jammed up in the boot, and it didn't want to fit so well in the cap. I replaced the cap and same thing happened yet again. I replaced the plug wires and drove it to work this morning and it made a 15 minute commute. I was letting it run after I got off work, and it ran for a solid 10 before dying again. But this time it starts up without screwing with anything. Just turn the key and it turns over, sounds strong. Drove all the way back to my house. So I guess my question is, does anyone have an idea of what this is? Maybe where to start? Thanks for your input in advance.
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Old 08 Jul 2013, 08:10 am
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That's a tough one. Only thing I can suggest is make sure the wires and cap your using are quality and not the cheapest option at the parts store. there's a HUGE difference in quality with plug wires when you go from a store brand like Auto Zone to a name brand like Bosch. I've seen the cheap wires fall apart when they are pushed onto the end of the spark plug.
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