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2012 Honda CR-V EX 2WD 5dr

2012 Honda CR-V
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Front Wheel Drive, Sport Utility Vehicle, 2WD Sport Utility
23 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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June 20, 2013, 11:42 am

Hannah R

Question: Car is shutting off while driving and have no clue where to go?

My dad recently replaced all of the valves, belts, spark plugs, and changed the oil in my 1998 Honda CR-V. Within the past week my car has been basically shutting itself off four times. There was a recall on the ignition coil and switch and the Honda website says that both have been fixed. We have re-soldered the main relay and the problem is still occurring. Also we don't believe that the ignition is the problem because my dad can sit there and jiggle the key and nothing happens. We have no clue where to go from here and I am afraid to drive my car with the knowing off it can stop working at any time.

June 20, 2013, 10:55 pm

Richard W
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You need a new distributor. That is the most common fix for your problem. Make sure when you get the distributor it comes with the cap and rotor. You want it complete.

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June 21, 2013, 9:24 am

Hannah R

Could it also be the catalytic converter because I have an error coming up for that too. Or is that something completely different?

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June 21, 2013, 12:43 pm

Richard W
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That is completely different. You should have a code for inefficient catalytic converter. You will have to replace it before your next smog test if your state does them.

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