The balance shaft seal tends to fall out causing a large oil leak. There is a retaining device available to prevent the seal from falling out, which can be put in place during routine timing belt maintenance.
1997 Honda Accord Problem Reports
Most Reported 1997 Honda Accord Problem Reports
The Check Engine light may illuminate with a transmission fault code. The repair for this concern is to replace the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and flush the transmission.
Contamination can get in the distributor, cause a misfire and set a Check Engine light.
PREMATURE ENGINE STARTER FAILURE AT 80,150 MILES - 1997 HONDA ACCORD LX - AUTOMATIC - 10-15-2012
Own a 1997 Honda Accord LX, automatic transmission with 80,150 miles. Shortly after having had to have the Honda Accord automatic transmission totally rebuilt at approximately 69,000 miles, due to premature failure (See Report #46 under Transmissions - 1997 Honda Accord), started hearing a squealing noise in the area of the engine starter where...