1998 HONDA PRELUDE CAR DIED LOST ALL POWER WHILE DRIVING 60

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  • anna1975
  • 1998 Honda Prelude

Engine Performance problem
1998 Honda Prelude 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 171000 miles

My 1989 Honda Prelude just died while driving home from work going 60 mph. I had gone about 10 miles. The car didn't overheat and nothing seemed wrong before that. It just lost all power, but lights and heat continued to work. When I got stopped it souned like something bubbling under hood and draining like fluid. It was dark so I couldn't tell for sure. It didn't smoke a lot just a little steam from hood. I got it towed. I just went by shop and we tried to start it. It will barely try to crank, oil looks fine, anti freeze/water looks empty. The guy at shop didn't have time to look at it yet but said weird, like it is locked up? Any ideas?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010 AT 6:16 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi anna1975,

Symptoms seems to indicate the engine has overheated though the gauge did not show. If the vehicle was towed within a short time, the overheating could have caused the engine to be tight resulting in the slow cranking.

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 2:49 AM

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