CR-V 1998, while driving the engine dies suddenly. I couldn't start it at first then I waited 5 min then it started.?
The next day, I drove my car and it happened again. But this time I noticed the engine light indicator turned on before the engine died. I waited for another 5 minutes then it started. Any opinion on this?
- The DevilLv 76 months ago
Opinion on it is not useful to you. Since you saw the check engine light, there is a stored trouble code. Pull that with a code reader if you want you know where to diagnose the problem instead of puzzling over a dozen bad guesses. OBD2 will never lie to you.
- DanLv 46 months ago
You have a bad PGMFI (Main) relay, a very, very common problem. Either take it out and solder it up if you know how or buy a new one. A simple web search of "honda main relay" will show more than you ever wanted to know about this problem.
- KennyLv 76 months ago
If the engine light came on then get the error code that may tell you what is wrong.
- martinLv 76 months ago
Happened exactly like that, check engine light was on, very embarrassing, stalled again and again after restarting after cooling down--turns out it's some part of the engine called the crank position sensor that wore out and had to be replaced--didn't cost all that much.
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- CarsonLv 66 months ago
It sounds like vapor lock, but Idk if new cars do that.
Regardless I think it is a fuel delivery issue. The ignition could could be head soaking, but I don't think it would start up that quickly.
Have the code pulled at AutoZone.
It could be something as cheap as a fuel tank cap or expensive as a fuel pump and filter
- champerLv 76 months ago
Fuel starvation? Check filler cap/tank vent, check fuel filter. Blockages here can restrict fuel flow to the point the engine starves, then after a while enough seeps through for it to run again. Often briefly.