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1989 Honda Accord shuts off

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12-03-04, 06:18 AM   #1  
1989 Honda Accord shuts off

1989 Honda Accord 4 cylinder automatic with AC.
The car will on occasion shut off like you turned off the key. No hesitation, missing etc. If you coast to a stop and then it will re start and be fine. So far it has only done it on the highway after driving 5 miles or more.

Trouble shooting ideas plaese. Ignitior or coil problem???

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12-03-04, 09:57 AM   #2  
Or fuel filter/fuel pump. If you can't remember the last time you changed the fuel filter, I would do that before anything else. Even if it's not the problem, it's good preventive maintenance anyway.

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03-27-05, 07:36 AM   #3  
newbie here,
my 89 accord had a simular problem, cuts off while driving, wait a few mins. then would start; problem was the distributor, replaced problem went away.

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03-27-05, 06:04 PM   #4  
There is a power relay under the dash above your left foot. When it quits, can you really quick check for spark?? I've ran into a couple that fail when warm & start to work again after they cool for 1 or 2 mins. Usually you will have spark, but no injector pulse or fuel pump. May be tricky to pinpoint

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