To start things off this is my wife's car 92 Accord Automatic which has
been taken care of very well. The problems with this car started with it
not starting in HOT weather. We where told it was the ignition swith that
needed replacing. Replaced that and trouble went away then started again
couple weeks later. Took it to a local garge that has worked on the car
before and they said that the igniter in the distributor is going. We have
now replaced the distributor, Cap and wires. The car will run fine then it
will all of a sudden you will see the RPM's drop to zero and then go back
to normal while driving. Dosen't feel like the car stalls though. But only
has happened once in a while. Ever time I take it to the garge to get them
to look at this it never acts up. Wondering what else I can do to fix this
problem. Car has @ 200 000 K's
is the check engine light on? If so, what trouble codes are being read?
There is NO check engine light on. I have now replaced the feul pump for
one day it broke down while driving and was able to check for I had another
person with me. So I have now replaced the distributor,cap and wires, fuel
pump, fuel filter, and ignition modual.. Car will start at times and while
driving it it will stall out..
Need help please..
Just went through this exact thing. Car would intermittently not start -
when warm outside. My local mechanic and I tried a few things (he too was
thinking distributor problem). What solved the problem was replacing the
Electronic Fuel Injection relay. He tells me that as it fails it is
sensitive to temperature . I'm in in the middle of a two-week test drive
to make sure it solves the problem, but so far so good....
Now all I have to do is figure out why the Brake and ABS lights come on - another new one.
Another possibility is the ignition coil....they are very sensitive to heat, I am not at work so I cannot look it up, but is the coil externally mounted or inside the distributor cap?? Most of the early Accords that we have with the same systems as yours is remedied by a new igniter (tho' this didn't solve your problem :ohcrap: ) If the above fix didn't work, then perhaps you can get your tech to do a test on the resistance of the coil when hot. Good luck :mrgreen:
It is the relay I had the same problem and fixed it easy once I figured it
out (has worked on a few friends cars too). The relay is called the "main
Relay" RZ-0088 , it is actually the main fuel pump relay which fails in hot
weather. It is located inside the cabin on the drivers side above the ecu
(where the fuse box is) it takes about 10 minutes to replace and cost about
$60.00 at the dealer.
As far as the abs light check the abs actulater it probably has a leak and needs to be replaced.