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Old 16 Jul 2008, 11:31 am
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Default Can you help with my 1993 Honda Accord?

I have a 1993 Honda Accord that I'm having trouble with. I changed the main relay because the car wouldn't start on hot days. I also replaced the battery.I have a new challenge now. The car will just stop running while I'm driving. No sputtering. No misfire. It just dies. It will start up after an hour of letting the engine cooling down. I did pull the plug wire off and wasn't getting any spark when I was trying to crank the engine. I put the wire back on and it started after a couple of tries and after the engine had cooled down some.I've been reading about it online and the articles are suggesting something about an igniter or the coil or distributor. If that's the case, which component should I change and what year and model Honda has interchangeable parts for what I need? By the way, I did notice that after I let the engine cool off for over an hour and came back and cranked it ONE time, the igniter was very hot.Anyway, can anyone help?
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 11:46 am
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its probably a censor my dads car had the same problem and he changed a censor on it and the car is fine. the problem is finding which censor need to be replaced
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 12:01 pm
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both the igniter and the coil are possibilities, as is the ignition switch that is behind the key cylinder that you turn when you turn the key in the the order of probabilities the igniter is number one. typically they fail just as you describe--no warning, just cut out and won't restart until they cool down.the coil would cause a sputter or misfire as it starts to break down. it would be unusual for the car to just cut out from a coil. coils more often than not won't let the car restart.the ignition switch can go open circuit and it would be like turning the key OFF while driving--again, no warning and no misfire. usually with an igntion switch it would restart right away. this is the least likely possibilityIf it were my car I would simply get a rebuilt distributor and change it out. the rebuilt distributor through an auto parts store is probably the same cost as the igniter. the distributor is easy to change as it only has two bolts holding it in and only goes back in one way as the offset lugs on the distributor drive only mate to the camshaft one way. you don't have to worry about the engine going out of time when you change it.its up to you whether you want to do the igniter or the remanufactured distributor.hope that helps
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 12:16 pm
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distributor, i had a crx that done the exact samw thing...once it heated up it would die afrter leeting it cool off it starts back up ..i am 99.9% sure its the distributor
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