On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 21:22:18 -0230, "Devils Advocate"
Possibly. Also bad battery, bad battery connection, bad cables,
bad starter solenoid.
Try this. Turn headlights on. Try the starter. If the headlights do
not dim, the starter isn't drawing current or the starter solenoid
isn't letting current through. If the headlights dim, the starter is
drawing current but bad cables or connections aren't allowing enough
current to flow.
See also http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq /
I'm thinking it's a more basic electrical problem. You have two symptoms -
failure to crank, and dying when it had been running. My hunch is a
connection in the battery wiring or similar.
I am especially puzzled by the sequence. It was running, then died but
started with a boost (suggesting the battery wasn't charging even though you
were on the highway)... then died with symptoms that are consistent with the
voltage fading away, but wouldn't crank even with a boost.
If you reach the point of needing to try *something* I'd recommend replacing
the battery (or swapping with another car) and replacing the battery
cables - or at least giving them a good inspection and cleaning.
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