94 Accord Engine Dies Randomly code 15 UPDATE 05/26/10
So I have done some searching before I posted, but in case I missed something I figured a little experience from others would help.
Recently the car decides to shut down while driving, it appears to be heat related as it doesn't do it on my way to work when it is cooler outside and ( yes it quickly throws a check engine light ) code 15 and all dash lights remain on. The car will re-fire once it cools down and the strange thing is then the car will get all the way home 30 miles without doing it again. Its like once per trip . In seeking out an answer as to why, I have came up with the following, while I waited for the car to do it running in my driveway. Once the cars shuts down it is a clean total kill no stumbling. The car does not start, however the main relay continues to "click" in sequence with the check engine light initially coming on then going off, so I have ruled out the main relay. The fuel pump does respond to the ignition and turns on and runs fine. The ignition tumbler had been checked and moving it in both directions doesn't cause this issue to happen by the way. I have checked for spark directly off the coil and have a no spark condition while the car is trying to start. This leads me to my question....with a 2yr old aftermarket distributor, is the coil my culprit or the ignitor? My understanding is when you change a distributor that doesn't mean the ignitor is getting changed with it correct? I don't have the cash to replace both the coil and the ignitor so was hoping for some thoughts.
Thanks to all who reply, and hope I provided enough info.
Last edited by UR2NOZ; 05-27-2010 at 06:00 PM.