Engine stalls while driving

Tiny
EFINNELL
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  • 1995 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
Will not restart immediately. After setting a while it may restart, or not. After setting longer it will start, and drive normal for weeks or months then it will stall out again for no apparent reason. Have replaced ignition, all fuel filters. Bad fuel has been ruled out as cause. On sixty five mile trip drove fine, sat for six hours and started home. Got seven miles and stalled. Set twenty minutes and started, got one mile and stalled again. Towed to Honda, found nothing wrong, drove home. Next day stalled again. Towed to local Honda, found nothing, (after $600.00). Drove home, got three miles and stalled again. Towed back to Honda, found nothing. Drove home and fine for three months then stalled again. I had the relay mentioned replaced. Problem remains. Mechanic says computer needs replacing. Any ideas?
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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 AT 12:02 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi efinnell,

Symptoms are consistent with an intermittently failing PGM-FI main relay. This is a known fault and if you resolder the PGM-FI main relay circuit board, it would work as good if not better than a new one. The cause are broken soldered joints on the circuit board.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_PGMFIRelay95Accord_7.jpg

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 AT 2:17 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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I have also seen the ignition distributor cause this issue remove the cap and look for rust colored dust which is a sign the distributor is bad. Please let me know.
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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 AT 2:59 PM
Tiny
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Yep, I had this problem as well. The mechanic replaced the distributor and the car has never ran better. Cost me $240.00 but you can find a cheap one at Amazon.
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Monday, July 16th, 2018 AT 7:00 PM

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