engine died on the road, help

civic_anxiety

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Damn, my freakin engine just died out on the freakin road for no reason. well i stepped on it a little hard up a over pass, and when i reached the top, i released the accelerator, and my car just shut off. it wouldnt start again, it cranks and the battery works, but wouldnt start. can anymore tell me what the problem is
 

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timing belt.....probably :( :(

not fun, sorry dude!!! :?
 


civic_anxiety

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well its not the starter cause the car was already started and i was going like 65 mph. and the timing belt is okay. well i checked the fuel pump, the module in the distributor and the coil also, but it seem to have no spark. now i have a lot of fuel in my cylinder that isnt getting burned.
 


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ignition switch recall? when was that? but good news, got it fixed, it was the stupid bolt on the crank, but the thing i didnt understand was why would the cam still turn if the crank was loose
 

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The recall was a couple of years ago. Most hondas have them. The ignition switch failed, grounding the ignition system and turning the car off during operation.

Anyway, it sounds like a really weird problem, since the crank pulley bolt has nothing to do with timing. The only thing that comes to mind is that the alternator wasn't charging the system, thus the ignition had no power, but even w/o the alternator, the battery will supply the power? The timing belt gear pulley is one with the crankshaft, and is not held in by any bolts. Just goes to show how important it is to properly tighten the crank pulley bolt.
 




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