My car starts fine but after about 5 min in idle my battery goes dead

Tiny
SMITHEREEN
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
  • 214,000 MILES
I had this problem about 2 weeks ago I was driving and my RPM was going up and down like crazy then just went to 0, and I was loosing power. I got it home and I took the alt out and had it checked it was good then I replaced my coil and ignition control module started the car idle for 5 min then the battery went dead, nothing came on like battery light or check engine light. Then if I let it sit for about an hour I can start it fine then the same thing happens. So help please I don't know what it is.

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Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 7:07 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds like a bad power or earth conection, I would first check all connections are clean and tight.
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Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 7:39 AM
Tiny
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When engine could not be started, check if the headlights, horns etc are working. If yes, it could be a faulty ignition switch.
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Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 7:55 AM
Tiny
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Thanks it was a bad ground connection and a faulty ignition switch.

Thanks for all your help.
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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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You're welcome.
Have a nice day.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 AT 1:32 PM

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