My little car will only get sick with me and my support staff (mechanics & son) cannot figure out what is causing the sickness.
I have a 1993 Honda Civic with a mystery malady that my mechanics cannot solve and this issue has been occurring over the last few months. I have figured out if I fill my car to the top (not topped off) it will not start until I let it sit for at least 15 min. The problem continues until the gas level goes down to almost 3/4 of a tank. So I then started partially filling my car and had no problems except in the morning it would not start on first try but always on the second. So I didn’t feel like I would get stranded.
A couple of days ago I accidentally filled my tank too full…not full full, but just too close to the top. It started up and I started out into traffic where I lost almost all power…I managed to limp around the corner to a parking lot where I turned the car off, sat for a bit and then tried to start it again. It started right up and I drove through lot into traffic where my little car totally stalled. There was no starting her:( So in the midst of 5:00 traffic at a busy corner, I put my hazard lights on, put up my hood and then was blessed with a police officer to sit behind me to keep traffic moving.
I was towed to my mechanic where they started the car immediately:( They cannot get the problem to repeat…it is so frustrating. I have two different mechanics trying to figure out the problem and both are mystified. they have said that the symptoms don’t go along with any of the fixes they would normally repair.
Two suggestions have been made and I need more suggestions to help the repair shop. #1…faulty gas cap #2…purge valve
HELP! Mom of Kate Audrey