99 Honda Odysseystalling when accelerating

My '99 Honda Odyssey has recently developed a serious problem. The engine quits when I am trying to accelerate. It just stops running, all of the dashboard dummy lights come on and then we coast to a stop. It always restarts and I have found that if I drive slowly (i.e. don’t accelerate too fast) it will continue to run.

Has anyone had a similiar experience? Any ideas? The Honda dealer doesn’t have a clue.



Maybe a plugged catalytic converter.


Thanks for the idea. Actually, after seeing a puff of smoke from the steering column, it was determined to be the ignition switch.