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Honda Accord Oil leak in distributor may cause misfires/loss of power

Honda Accord Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6

Average Mileage: 173,664 mi (106,000 mi - 270,000 mi)

An oil leak inside the distributor can cause misfires and loss of power.
  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 198,000 mi

    Oil would leak from distributor area with noticeable power loss. Took the distributo off and found the source to be the distributor shaft seal. New seal can be purchased for around $15 and simple to replace. Bought new cap and rotor and the leak was fixed.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 270,000 mi

    1994 Honda Accord LX, 4 Cylinder

    -Oil in distributor cap and all around outside of the old distributor.
    -Heavy steering
    -Low idle
    -Stalling at stop lights and on startup
    -Rough idle (pressing knee against steering wheel caused entire vehicle to shake).

    Replaced old distributor with new aftermarket distributor (~$85).
    -Power steering regained strength
    -Smoother idle and no apparent power loss when stopping
    -RPM needle doesn't budge when I turn on A/C (that's a first!)

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  • tthom16, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 106,000 mi

    driving down the road and the power just cuts out and the car dies

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  • Radioman, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 119,000 mi

    Engine looses power and backfires while driving at highway speeds, this is an intermitent occurance

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