Hard to start and some times engine stop wlile driving

Tiny
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GOOD DAY! MY CAR IS HONDA ACCORD 99 MODEL (EU MODEL) 82,000 MILES. ONCE IN A WK. MY CAR DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY. ITS EASY FOR ME TO START IT EVERY MORNING I'LL WARM THE ENGINE FOR ABOUT 10 MIN BEFORE ILL DRIVE THEN DRIVE IT TO MY WORK 15 MILES AWAY FROM HOME AFTER WORK ILL START MY CAR AGAIN THE CAR START AFTER 10 SEC ENGINE STOP AND THEN ITS TO HARD FOR ME TO RE START IT AGAIN. THE ENGINE CRANKS BUT WONT START ILL TRY TO STEP ON THE GAS PEDAL HARDLY WHILE STARTING, THE ENGINE START BUT WHEN I RELEASE THE PEDAL, ENGINE STOP AGAIN. HOW MANY TIMES ILL TRY THIS, SUDENLY, THE ENGINE START THEN ILL DRIVE 1KM AWAY ENGINE STOP AGAIN OH NO! PLEASE HELP ME MATE. THANKS A LOT AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS. MORE POWER.
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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 AT 1:10 PM

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Tiny
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This sounds fuel related, such as fuel pressure. Unless on of the other moderators has another idea and there very easily could be, I would try to get a fuel pressure check, especially when you seem to know that it will give you problems starting.
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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 AT 8:55 PM
Tiny
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I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT BECAUSE BASE ON MY OBSERVATION WHEN MY FUEL GETTING LOW 1/4 OF THE METER GAUGE, THIS PROBLEM MIGHT HAPPEN. IS IT STILL THE FUEL PRESSURE PROBLEM?
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Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 AT 1:20 PM
Tiny
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Fuel in the tank puts pressure down the line but as the fuel lowers that pressure is so greatly reduced and given a weak pump or other component on the line, ie filter, regulator, the car will no get the fuel it requires.
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Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 AT 1:24 PM
Tiny
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Got a same problem again bruce my car runs ok, ill bring my wife to her work then went to gas station to refuel after refueling my car runs smooth then engine stop again. Now its hard to restart it again just like what I told before.
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Thursday, December 21st, 2006 AT 3:50 PM
Tiny
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[quote="oxfordvtech"]

Got a same problem again bruce my car runs ok, ill bring my wife to her work then went to gas station to refuel after refueling my car runs smooth then engine stop while im driving. Now its hard to restart it again just like what I told before. After 45 min ill try to restart my car now its working well again. He he Im going mad of it. If I have time I will go to garage then tell them to sort out the fuel pressure and change the fuel filter. Is it right? Thanks very much.
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Thursday, December 21st, 2006 AT 4:15 PM
Tiny
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Again it could be fuel pressure but it can be a sensor that is failing. No codes come up on the check engine light. You want to be diagnosing the vehicle for spark and fuel during the times that it will not start.
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Thursday, December 21st, 2006 AT 4:45 PM
Tiny
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! BRUCE MY CAR CRANKS BUT WONT START NOW. WHEN ILL TRY TO START IT IN THE MORNING AFTER 1O SEC ENGINE STOP THEN GET ANOTHER TRY AFTER 30 MIN SAME THING HAPPENED. ILL BOOK MY SERVICED ON 22 OF JAN BUT MY CAR CAN'T WAIT FOR IT. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME IDEA TO START IT. THANKS A LOT.
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Monday, January 1st, 2007 AT 9:21 AM
Tiny
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If the car is not starting. Crank it over several times, oh say 10 -15 seconds and then pull out a spark plug. Pull it out immediately and look at the tip of the plug. Is it wet? Do you smell gas? If so, lets move to the spark. It has to be a blue spark on the plug tip. No spark, the coil is bad. Spark and no start, I would venture a guess at a TDC/crankshaft sensor. But usually the sensor would kick on the cel on the dash. Does the light work?
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Monday, January 1st, 2007 AT 1:02 PM
Tiny
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Yes lights works properly. Where can I find the coil?
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Monday, January 1st, 2007 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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Did you have spark?
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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 AT 12:33 AM

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