1998 Acura EL engine stall

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  • 1998 ACURA EL
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 145,000 MILES

1998 Acura el. Manual. Just driving home and in third gear going 50kms/h my engine decides to stall. It fired up right away again. Then driving for a couple mins it decides to die again. Wondering what the problem is. The radio and lights and everything inside were still working perfectly so it couldn't be an electrical issue.
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Monday, August 1st, 2011 AT 11:18 PM

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Check and monitor the fuel pressure if its within specs-start here-fuel pump could be failing

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Monday, August 1st, 2011 AT 11:23 PM
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Okay so I replaced the fuel pump and rotor yet im still having the same problem. Even when im at stops now it just dies but the electrical is perfectly fine.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 3:37 AM
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Clean the idle air control valve and see what happens

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 3:39 AM
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Okay I took it to a guy who repairs cars and claims its either the main relay or the air fuel filter. I changed the main relay after doing a bunch of research on it and the car was running fine till today. It died once and less frequently as before. I now notice a constant clicking noise coming from around the fuse box area under the steering wheel. Any thought on this guys?

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 AT 2:50 AM
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Nvm the clicking noise is solved but the cars still dying and I searched up other cases on google and people are saying the ignition switch?

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 AT 7:08 AM
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Check and test the main relay and ignition switch

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 AT 7:47 PM
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Thanks for your replies rasmataz but I think I figured out the problem. Found other forums about the exact same issue and they have recalls on my car and other honda/acura cars around the same year and model that all have recalls on the ignition switch wires which causes the engine to suddenly die. Im getting a free replacement and service and so the ignition switch wires are the problem. Hope it helps anyone else

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 AT 11:54 PM

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