Join Date: Aug 2016
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Car died on highway out of nowhere
Hey team... I've had this 94 accord for about 4 mos.. Bought it for 500 with 164k, owner bought a new car! As expected it did have some issues but the 2 main issue engine wise was a stripped out spark plug which I fixed and added the insert and I forget the name but it's a sensor of some sort towards the back of the engine that caused the car to have very low idle n stall out! I clean the small screen n it's been running ever since! So for 3 1/2 to 4 mos the car has been riding fine( with the Exception of the battery dying about a month ago but it was replaced same day) ! I drive about 40 highway miles total back n forth only to work with it, but today about 5 mins from my house , the car all of sudden just died! I was goin about 60 n the speed just suddenly started decreasing... I tried of course to hit the gas a couple times n it either did nothing or jerked! Finally I pulled to the shoulder , and sat there for bout 5-10 min n once I tried to start it, I felt the motor jerk as if it were trying to start but then a weird whining sound occurred! I snelled a very faint burning snelled so I stopped! Once the wife picked me up bout 20 min later,I had her try n start it n I listened under the hood!!! The whining sound was coming from the air filter box! I no longer snelled burning but I had her try 5 or 6 times n the same thing occurred! PLEASE HELP with any advice as to where to start?! Prayerfully it's not the engine locked up since I pinpointed the sound at the filter box, possibly it's clogged at the throttle body or a bad sensor not allowing it to start! Please help!