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    Re: Honda engine quit

    Wife went out early to do some shopping. Phone rang 4 minutes later. Wife irate. Car stalled out on busy road and would not start. She called AAA.I got dressed, threw some jumper cables in the Subaru and headed out. Started right up with the cables. I told her to head to NAPA - about 3 miles away, and she did. Cancelled AAA. Car stalled again but started right up. Bought a new battery at NAPA and shop next door installed it for $25.00. Too busy to check codes. Wife drove home and reported car ran much better including transmission shifts - they had been jerky. In these modern cars, a low battery causes all kind of problems, even transmission shifts. Monday the car goes in to have the codes checked. Meanwhile, NAPA counterman offered me $2,500.00 for the car. I'm tempted -but what then?

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    Re: Honda engine quit

    Quote Originally Posted by pdplot View Post
    NAPA counterman offered me $2,500.00 for the car. I'm tempted -but what then?
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    Re: Honda engine quit

    Had the car in a shop today - not my regular guy but the shop that installed the new battery. Checked the codes but found the only problem was a clogged EGR valve. Quoted as new one at just over $200 or he could clean it for $105.00. Told him to clean it as the future of the car is uncertain. We'll see if the stalling returns.

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    Re: Honda engine quit

    Latest update. Since the new battery installed, no problems whatsoever. It must have been just a dying battery.

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