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August 6, 2013, 7:13 am

Bob G
 

Question: My civic stalls

My 98 Civic stalls while driving. Wait 5 minutes and it starts back up again. About a half-second before it stalls, the "check engine" light will come on. While it is dead, if I shift into park, i can't move the gear shift to any other position (automatic transmission).

I took it to a mechanic and he replaced the distributor cap. Then a couple weeks later it stalled again. So the same mechanic replaced the ignition switch. Ran great for about six months, then two weeks ago it stalled again and once again yesterday.

Any idea what's going on?


August 17, 2013, 1:56 pm

Elizabeth K
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You need to verify if it is losing spark or not when it is dying. The Ignition Control Switch commonly causes that problem (loses spark) on those, so that would be one of the first things to check.


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