When I first start my 2005 Honda Civic, it starts. But, when I run 10-15 km and stop the engine, it won't start anymore. I have to wait 15-30 minutes before it will start again.

The alternator and battery are good.

  1. What could be causing this?
  2. How do I diagnose this?
  • What exactly happens when you try to restart? Nothing? Sputter? Does anything happen when you reach that 10-15km mark? Does it restart fine within that range?
    – MeltingDog
    Nov 9, 2016 at 7:12
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    Does it only happen after 10-15km, or does it also happen if you drive farther? What do you mean by "won't start" -- won't turn over, or turns over but won't fire? It sounds like it's possibly heat-related, try raising your hood after you park and see if that helps. It could be a bad starter, a bad relay, or possibly an issue with the fuel system.
    – TMN
    Nov 9, 2016 at 20:28
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    Very similar to known fuel relay problems. mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/16476/…
    – BowlOfRed
    Nov 11, 2016 at 0:35


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