1998 honda accord lx, 160,000 miles

stalling
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honda
accord

#1

i live in the northeast and my honda that i bought used several years ago has been stalling while driving just in the last month and a half. it usually happens after the car has been sitting in the hot sun all day. with in a mile or so of driving the engine stalls. pull over and it starts back up. i checked and found a tsb about this and a problem is with the ignition switch. i called honda and they said the switch was replaced but on the tsb it indicates that a punch mark should be placed over a number in the vin in the engine compartment. the punch mark is not there. should i believe honda and look elsewhere for the problem?


#2

Did you call Honda or your local Honda dealer?


#3

i called honda, they told me the switch had been replaced, i mention the problem of not seeing the punch mark but that didn’t change there response.


#4

Any Check Engine Lights on?


#5

Does it seem like it’s running out of gas or cutting out quicker than that?

If you think it’s gas, I’d try a new fuel pump relay, $40 at RockAuto http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1315603,parttype,3380


#6

no, when engine cuts out the tach and speedometer go to zero and the odometer goes blank.


#7

its a quite car and with the radio on i didn’t even notice when it cut out. i had it shutting off in the driveway when i got it home. i’d restart it the engine would start then as soon as i backed the key to the run position it cut out. after a couple times and a brief pause it stayed running.


#8

Sounds like the ignition switch (again…maybe).