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My 1991 Honda recently started to shut off while driving and when I try to start it the car makes sound like it is going to start but does not. I noticed the first light that went on was check engine light and immediately after all the lights go on. Please can you tell me what may be the issue?

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Brandy Schaffels, Editor at, Inc. Problems with engine starting or shutting off while driving can be caused by a variety of issues, that include: a short in the ignition system, a faulty fuel pump or solenoid, issues with the catalytic converter that could be causing back pressure in the engine exhaust system, a faulty distributor, or an issue with the fuel injection relay.

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