i have a 90 accord that drives for about 5 to 20 miles then engine cuts out and car stalls everything still works radio etc. talked to mechanic at honda dealership he told me it is the distributer. just wondering what u all think? can i get a link to show me how to change it or if there is anything special to do to change it
distributor on 1990 Honda Accord
by jonboyII in Roseburg, OR on November 02, 2009
ANSWER by rdude135 , November 03, 2009
Diagnosing a vehicle through a conversation is risky. The only reason I have replaced a distributor is because of a failed bearing or an oil leak. There are components inside the distributor that could fail such as the ignition coil or igniter, but these should be tested when the vehicle stalls and they do not come with a new distributor assembly. Other possibilities include a PGMFI main relay or an ignition switch. The correct way to diagnose the vehicle is to find the faulty part when the engine has stalled.