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Old 05 Aug 2013, 01:21 am
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Default Car advice please. My 97 Accord stalls at all speeds. No sputtering. It just shuts off.

I tried a new? fuel filter. Runs better but this problem continues.

It starts right up.

The car has 341,000 miles on it. It looks it too.
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Old 05 Aug 2013, 01:31 am
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To do this properly you will need to buy a battery brush. It might help to buy some terminal corrosion protector also.

Remove battery terminals and clean the internal part and clean battery posts 'till they SHINE.

replace terminals and tighten securely. apply terminal protector.

problem solved.
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Old 05 Aug 2013, 01:46 am
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To me it sounds like a timing belt problem
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Old 05 Aug 2013, 02:09 am
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Both of the 2 answers make good points and you should really on that old of a vehicle go over all the battery,starter,alternator, engine block ground, fuse box connections and cables.You'd be surprised how many weird problems or problems rusted/corroded connections can cause and the cables/wires can even rot out internally.

I wonder when was the last time the timing belt was done and make sure you change the water pump, tension pulley at the same time.It's best to buy the kit it has all you need to do the timing belt etc.Another thing I'd also check the fuel pressure at the fuel rail and at the fuel filter, also if possible check/clean/replace the fuel pump ground and don't forget the float ground too.Check the throttle body, air filter, plugs, wires, air vac lines etc.

Sometimes problems like that can be quite hard to find but going over the whole car and checking things like fuel pressure etc should help to find the problem. Don't forget to check for any existing codes.Even a engine coolant temperature sensor can cause stalling issues and I not doubt it's probably never been changed, also check it's wiring.

Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way the chances are the previous owner was looking to get rid of the car or knew they planned on selling it so certain regular maintenance like the timing belt and pump etc may of been neglected just due to how much it costs etc.I believe that you should get yourself a factory service manual and study it bec it should have different trouble charts that will help you.Here's a link to download a free manual.

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