Engine shuts down after idleing 10-15 mins

  • 1998 HONDA CRV
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • 220,000 MILES
Car starts, while idleing, and just as coolant starts to build heat, engine shuts off. Let it cool off, starts right up, and same thing occurs?
Looking on-line, have found that the ect maybe not showing proper resistance, and sensor may need to be replaced. What's your veiw on this question?
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Saturday, September 12th, 2015 AT 5:09 PM

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If you are staying that it won't restart immediately then you have to follow this testing procedure at that time.

All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.

Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.

2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.

3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.
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Sunday, September 13th, 2015 AT 7:10 AM

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