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Old 07-30-2013, 03:00 PM
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Engine cuts off while driving.

Hello, I need some help.

I have a 92 Honda Prelude Si with an H23.

While I am driving, the engine just cuts off with out any warning. no bogging or sputtering, just a clean cut off. When I turn the key again though it turn right back on, i'll go a little further and it cuts off again, but it still turn right back on.

I have noticed that it only occurs in neutral or while holding down the clutch. all the lights on the dash are still lit. Also, it seems to be pretty consistent with the cutting off. I would drive my wife to work each morning and the first engine cutoff would always happen within a block after dropping her off.

I have already replaced the
Distributor and ignition module,
Main Relay
Ignition Coil

I don't know what else to try if anyone has any thoughts or has had a similar problem before.
Thank You!!!
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Re: Engine cuts off while driving.

my other motor was doing that from really low compression. do a compression test on the motor.
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Re: Engine cuts off while driving.

I'll give it a shot, but I don't think its that because the car Idles perfect and runs perfect aside from cutting of randomly.
But Thank You, it's worth trying.
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Re: Engine cuts off while driving.

how are your plugs and wires?
might also be fuel pump related. helps to have a fuel psi gauge
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Re: Engine cuts off while driving.

Replacing the Fuel Pump was my next idea, but if that doesn't work, I cant return it like a relay. So I wanted to get some ideas before doing that. I feel it has to be something electrical because of how clean the engine cuts off with out any sputters.
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Re: Engine cuts off while driving.

do you have a friend with another 4th gen h23? you can try swapping the ecu
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Re: Engine cuts off while driving.

Sorry for the late response, I had finals all last week.

But no sorry i don't know anyone.

But i have noticed something that might be part of the problem. It only shuts off after i put the car in neutral to coast or to stop. i notice that when the RPM's drop, it looks like it drops almost too low and it causes the engine to stall. I also notice that when the engine warms up, the RPM's bounce up and down a little when i am idling. When this happens, i also notice my volt meter bounce back and force between 13 and 14 volts when its usually at a steady 14.

could this be an idling problem? Its still a smooth idle, by that i mean no misfires or anything. just that the RPM's bounce between 200 and 500 when it idles
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