Check Engine Light and misfire due to contamination in distributor on Honda Accord

Contamination can get in the distributor, cause a misfire and set a Check Engine light.

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Average mileage: 175,000 (175,000–175,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 2.7L V6
1 model year affected: 1997
2 people reported this problem
problem details
Honda Accord SE 4 Cylinders Year 1997 Manual Transmission Car cranks but does not start. Check engine light on. I do not have a Check Engine Codes Reader / Scanner. I manually jumped the connector under the dashboard on the passenger side using a short wire. The Check Engine Light blinks 9 times quickly and then pauses and keeps doing the same thing over and over. I am not sure if that is just a Code 9 or 99 or 999 or even 9999 If you have any idea, please let me know