Problem Description and Possible Solution
The Honda Accord has a known issue with engine oil leaking from the ignition distributor shaft seal.
Leakage from the shaft seal coats the electrical components of the distributor with engine oil causing:
Failure to start
Engine randomly misfires
OBD Trouble code(s) P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1336, P1337
Hesitation or stalling
Cleaning the distributor cap and rotor can help or resolve driveability issues temporarily, but the mentioned issues will return shortly.
Once this issue is diagnosed, the ignition distributor shaft seal must be replaced, and the distributor shaft bearing must be inspected.
Average mileage: 189,186 (62,271–291,228)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6
11 model years affected: 1990
, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
38 people reported this problem
1994 Honda Accord LX, 4 Cylinder
-Oil in distributor cap and all around outside of the old distributor.
-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!)
Car misfires was driving causing a loss of power and seem to momentarily stalls. Took it to the Honda Dealer and was told the reason for the misfires is an after market distributor and spark plug wires need changing. I have not replace the distributor yet but have placed an order for a new Honda distributor should arrive here on Thursday or Friday. I will update after repair and test drive.
I had a oil leak, which made it jump time and warp a head.I brought a new timing chain,and got my heads resurfaced, got a distributor, wires and plugs.Now the distributor is leaking like a water faucet. What can I do?
Actually I had to replace the distributor three time. One case was a faulty part and the shop replaced it for free after taking the car to another shop to rope them in after they said everything was fine when the car was idling very rough.
62271- seal leaking, bought and replaced
64560- faulty distributor/ bad fuse/ replaced for free
100667- replaced distributor- Seal leaking again
150118- Replaced distributor- DIFFERENT SYMPTOM- Car running perfectly while driving then simply dies smoothly like when the car is turned off with a key.
Last mechanic said the distributor is a weak link in this car.