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the ignition coils are not intermittent like a icm will be.
the main fuel relay will also do this.
how long does the car set before restarting ?
you can actually remove the main fuel relay and open it up and look at the solder joints.
The last few times (over the last couple of weeks) it has been cold... and once the car stalls it has to set maybe 10 minutes and then will re-start. However it is acting differently now than it did last September when it was much warmer. In the summer it would not start after having set for maybe 30 minutes or longer, and now it re-starts after a much shorter time. Also, in the summer the situation was that it would be running fine and then when it was shutdown, it would not re-start for some time... and now it only has been stalling when it was being driven.
I have not looked for the main fuel relay yet. Can you give me a clue exactly where it is located. I am not where the car is right now and don't have access to a manual. Tomorrow would be the soonest I can get the time to look at it further.
I have been thinking when all this started to happen... It was after the car had started to run a little rough last spring. What we found was oil had leaked into the sparkplug chambers and had soaked the wiring and plugs heavily. So, replaced the rocker cover gaskets and replaced the sparkplugs, sparkplug wiring (incl the coil connecting wire), and rotor (the cap looked very good so did not replace). Before this the car had never had the stall problem. After replacing these parts, the car ran perfectly for about 4-5 months and then started to experience this re-start and stall problem. Don't know if there is any connection... but perhaps. Any help is appreciated.
thanks for that vital info.
lets take the main fuel relay out and inspect it for any bad solder joints.
the fact you had problems in the warmer months and the time it takes to cool down.
click here for main fuel relay testing.
yea the honda web site digitized the manual and the pictures are bad on some .
the funny thing is we had 2 RL's come in today and had bad main fuel relays and its about 50 deg's.
don't see that to much but every day we see new stuff as the cars get older.
sounds like your on your way to some trouble free driving.
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