Distributors on High Mileage Vehicles May Leak Oil onto Heater Hose on Honda Accord

The distributors on higher mileage vehicles can leak oil onto the heater hose causing the hose to soften and break. Heater hose breakage will cause a coolant leak.

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Average mileage: 166,375 (80,000–245,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001
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1991 Honda Accord - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 175,000 mi,
I have a 91 Honda Accord and recently it started leaking around the area of the transmission, radiator, and oil pan. The engine starts to smoke but temp gage stays half way between hot and cold. The smell is similar to pancake syrup that has been left on the stove too long. I do not know what the problem is and I'm hoping someone will know. I still have not fixed it or had the problem taken care of. I'm a single, unemployed mother of two and I do not have the money to pay a mechanic.
1997 Honda Accord - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 225,000 mi,
It appears that oil is leaking from somewhere near the distributer. This caused the heater hose to turn into a jello-like substance and break. It was so bad that I had to cut the hose to pieces to get it out. There is oil and gunk covering everything in the same area. The Vehicle Speed Sensor went and it too is covered in oil, so I'm wondering if this seeming leak could be the cause. I have been driving anyway without the speed sensor (I have an app on my phone to monitor my speed) and now there is a short going through that knocks out the fuse so my whole instrument panel, windows, clock, and reverse lights no longer work.
1999 Honda Accord - 2.3L 4 Cylinder 88,000 mi,
Oil leak from distributor caused heater hose to develop a small coolant leak. I replaced the hose.
1997 Honda Accord - 2.7L V6 200,000 mi,
When I turn the corner the driver front wheel, makes a click sound.
1997 Honda Accord - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 150,000 mi,
Oil leaking from distributor caused heater core hose to deteriorate and burst.
1990 Honda Accord - 2.2L 4 Cylinder
catching hell replaceing all heater hoses
Sorry I can't give u the mileage becuase the gage cluster has died.
1996 Honda Accord - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 170,000 mi,
Honda fixed hoses, had coolant leak, reving engine in idle when not giving gas while driving, fixed and then had head gasket crack
1995 Honda Accord - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 80,000 mi,
oil leak at distributor. Replaced o-ring