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Old 03-23-2012, 06:34 PM
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Starts and dies

Hey guys, first time poster, owner of an 89 prelude si 2.0
It's been my daily driver for 4 years, and has few problems besides normal wear and tear.
It's always had a problem with cold starts, it doesn't like them at all.
However, today, things got much worse. I went out to leave for work and I turned the car on.
It turned over and got up to about 1500 rpm, then died. I tried again and again with the same effect.
I don't think its a battery because the lights and dash and radio still work.
Any idea what it could be? I drove it yesterday and it was working just fine...
Could really use some help, just don't wanna waste money and time buying wrong parts.
Thanks all in advance and sorry for long post.
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Re: Starts and dies

If it starts, it's not the battery or the main relay. Might be the cold idle system -- is it easier to start in warmer weather? When did you last change wires and plugs? Air filter? Have to eliminte all the basics before going on to something exotic -- you haven't told us much, so it's back to air, fuel and spark -- which one is going away?
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Re: Starts and dies

check cap and rotor. I just changed mine cuz of a non start issue and now it works perfect
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