I have a 2002 Civic LX which is manifesting an odd problem: the car
will start just fine, but only stays running for about 10s after being
started. It starts relatively cleanly and idles at 1000rpm (or so) for
the 10s and then it just cuts out. I hear a relay click at the
cut-out...but that could be somewhat anecdotal.
Has anyone seen a similar problem or have any ideas for investigation?
I would like to have some general ideas before I go and spend a bunch
of money at the mechanic's...
I had a very similar problem, asked here and was referred to the same site
(below) which is awesome. The problem was the Main relay which controls
ignition and fuel pump etc.. Some of the solder joints on the printed
circuit board had become a bit loose and went open now and again. Leaving it
alone for minutes, hours or even 1 and 1/2 days once cured the problem for a
while. You can replace the relay assembly which cost about $140 Canadian
and get a mechanic to do it for you which takes about one hour (it's a bit
difficult to get at on my old Accord). In my case the mechanic resoldered
the joints so I was back in business for about $50 thanks to Tegger's site.
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