> > My 1991 Acura Integra LS (1800cc) will run for a while
> (usually just
> > enough to get me out of walking distance of the house), but
> when it
> > heats up enough, the ignition system shuts down. No spark,
> > After cooling for a little while, it will run a little
> longer untill
> > it heats up, then dies again. I found the ECU and it
> flashes a code
> > 15, which translates to "Ignition Output signal".
> > I just replaced the rotor (after the problems started; it
> was a cheap
> > place to start.), and it didn’t solve anything. When it is
> > it seems to run just fine, full power, good response, until
> it just
> > stops without warning. Does anybody have any ideas?
> > Thanks in advance.
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
Thanks a bunch, replacing the Igniter module solved the problem.
I’ll explain some of the other details that led up to the total
breakdown of the part that make more sense now that I know what is
going on just in case it could help some other frusterated soul:
A few weeks before the car would actaully die, I would be on the
freeway and the car would cough just slightly and the Tach would fall
to 0 and then immediately recover. This would happen every week or
so, and I thought it was a computer glitch or something like that.
When the car started dying, at very first it could be revived by
clicking the key off then on again, without even stopping the car. It
got worse though, and the car would have to sit idle for a while
before it would run again. I needed the car so I kept driving it as
much as I dared, but it would go less and less far every time. I
finally had to park it in my dad’s driveway untill I could get it
I was afraid that it was going to cost me a bunch of money to fix
because it was an electrical problem, and it appeared to be far beyond
the scope of what I was used to figuring out on my ’75 Gremlin. I was
afraid that the car’s onboard computer would have to be replaced and I
started looking in the classifieds for a replacement car.
However, thanks to this spiffy board and about $70, I’m back in
business. The links were helpfull. One thing to add: The
instructions that explain how to replace the igniter unit have the
distributor off of the car. I worked at this for a bit and couldn’t
figre how to get it off. However, with the 3 bolts that hold the
distributor body to the head of the engine removed, I found that I
could move the thing around enough to get some tools in there so I was
able to replace the Igniter. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you start twisting
the distributor around, you’ll loose your timing, like in the old
Gremlin days where you would rotate the cap. Make sure you mark the
distributor and engine so that when you tighten it all together again
the timing works right. (I do things by figuring them out. If this
procedure is not a good idea, would somebody who knows better please
point it out for the sake of somebody who might see my bad advice in
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