'91 GS, 62K miles, 5 spd, NO MODS, new cap, rotor and plugs, new fuel filter just 2K miles ago. Car started and drove fine. Just flat-out died. Towed it home w/ a strap. Fuel pump primes, motor turns over but start.
Check fuses. Check fuel pressure. Check for spark.
"I removed every luxury power item on the car rofl. No A/C, No P/S, No C/C, and No ABS, or SRS for that matter hehe. Haven't missed any of it. I may miss SRS if my face smashes the steering wheel but i think i'll be okay." -97lsteggy
When people say " I replaced the cap and rotor",Does that mean the whole distrubutor? The internals? Like the coil and ignitor? Just wondering.In 2002 my car just died while driving. pulled over. towed. Mechanic said it was my "ignitor".He replaced that, and hadn't had any problems since 2002. this is not related to my post about "Immediate shut down after start up"
When mine did the exact same thing, I replaced the igniter first and still no start. I then replaced the coil and voila! Probably one of those, but either figure out which one for sure or replace the coil first because it is WAY cheaper.
Just so everyone knows,if the igniter is bad,you can still have some spark,just not strong enough to run the car.
If you have spark but car still don't run after checking fuel,fuse and all,most likely the igniter.
But if you check spark and there isn't any,the coil is bad.
Usually when someone says they replaced the cap and rotor, they are usually referring to the "Distributor cap" and the "Distributor rotor." I would check:
- Check the resistance of your ignition coil. You can find the troubleshooting guide in our Articles section.
- Check the charging voltage of your alternator.
- A excessively burnt contact on the ignition switch can cause the vehicle to randomly die (Done this recently on customer vehicle)
- Honda ICM usually starts to fail intermittently due to excessive heat
- Definitely check to see if the timing has jumped any tooth of the cam sprocket (Also done this recently twice on customer vehicles)
- Check the conditions of your spark plugs.