The car suddenly stops, loses all power, all dashboard lights come on, and the engine won't start. Happens infrequently, but off and on for several months now.
by Visitor in Portland, ME on August 27, 2010
distributor is 225,
labor is 75
About a month ago, you gave an opinion on cost to replace a 99 Honda distributor. Does that necessarily effect the on-board computer, too. Is computer replacement recommended as part of distributor failure?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I had the same problem with my CRV. After driving for awhile, engine would stall out, engine light, oil light would come on. Waited awhile and started backup. after investigating, i found oil leak in the distributor, which cases misfires, loss of power. It this can be fixed by replacing o-rings on the stem that goes into the engine or just replace the entire distributor unit. I found it costs from 75 dollars to hundreds depending on who you purchase it from. I got mine for 75 from ebay and works perfectly.