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Old 02-14-2011, 06:47 PM
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So my car randomly dies.......

I have a 98 prelude and it will randomly die while driving. Im guessing its electrical because it will be completely fine and then everything goes dead. The car shuts off, radio, guages all drop to 0 and the guage light goes out. But if I have the headlights on they are not affected and stay on.....the only thing on the dash that does show is the green key emblem flashes....but that usually only flashes when you take the key out after parking. After I coast off the road and sit for a minute, it starts right back up. Does anybody know where to start looking or what it might be. My only idea was maybe a bad ground somewhere or possibly the security chip in the key but I dont want to go replace that for no reason. Any help would be great. thanks
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Re: So my car randomly dies.......

refere to the other post that is the same thing...this is commen its a recall on your ignition. read what I posted in the other thread its located right above this one.
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Re: So my car randomly dies.......

Not ignition.

It is either

1. Your main relay.

or 2. a clogged catalytic converter.

or 3. your alternator.


It is safe to assume that 3 is not a viable option, or you would not be able to start it up after a few minutes.

2 would be a viable option if you had driveability symptoms before it died. Say... stalling, sputtering, performance decrease, hesitation, etc.

Which means 1 (main relay) is your problem.


A main relay is $70 at the dealership. *hint - Do not buy it at the dealership.
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