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

An oil leak inside the distributor can cause misfires and loss of power.
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Average mileage: 174,441 (106,000–270,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6
5 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more2000
13 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
1994 Honda Accord- 2.2L 4 Cylinder270,000
1994 Honda Accord LX, 4 Cylinder Symptoms: -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). Solution: 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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1997 Honda Accord- 2.2L 4 Cylinder198,000
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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1997 Honda Accord- 2.2L 4 Cylinder106,000
driving down the road and the power just cuts out and the car dies
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1994 Honda Accord- 2.2L 4 Cylinder119,000
Engine looses power and backfires while driving at highway speeds, this is an intermitent occurance
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