Last year we passed down our 97 Honda Accord (automatic) to our new driver son. A couple of months ago he started complaining that it was stalling when stopped at lights. Now it’s stalling while he’s moving.
We bought this car 15 years ago. It now has 165,000 miles on it. Last month we took it in to our trusted mechanic and had $2000 of repairs done: timing belt, power steering… The list was pretty comprehensive.
It didn’t help. We took it back to the mechanic and they hooked it up to a sensor and drove it 100 miles over two days and couldn’t get it to stall.
We are starting to realize that it’s only stalling when the engine is cold; within a few blocks of where it has sat for hours (home or the high school).
Mechanic is stumped. Any ideas? Questions? Anyone BTDT?