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Old 04-11-2012, 01:13 PM
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Default car shutting off while driving

my friend has a 99 civic,and is turning off while driving.i dont know much about civics,most of my knowledge is on legends.I already changed his main relay about a year ago.i was thinking his alternator.his bat. is not dying,and the car starts right up ...last time it shut off was on the about 55 mph...fuel pump?...alternator?...what else?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:38 PM
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Welcome in,it's very possibly the cam position sensor,or an Alternator.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:31 PM
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If there is no check engine lights, and everything shuts down when the car dies, check somewhere for a loose battery connection.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:24 PM
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I searched this forum last week, and found a youtube video about this same problem, 99 civic, stalls, he changed the ignition switch. Well, I can't believe the difference, car starts first time always, and hasn't stalled. The hard part is disconnecting the terminals from the large block with 7 wires, I couldn't figure it out, I tried for 40 mins. I took a hacksaw to it. If you need a link to the video, post a message and I'll forward it to you. I changed the cap/rotor and fuel filter. Good luck.
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