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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: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Engine Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 217,839 mi (142,000 mi - 291,228 mi)


An oil leak inside the distributor can cause the engine to misfire resulting in a loss of power. It is common for the distributor to be replaced to correct this concern.

  • b1goodbar, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 291,228 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 142,000 mi

    Replace the O-ring inside the distributor before buying a whole new unit- it only cost a dollar and there is no longer oil leaking in my distributor, my car is running great!

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  • tanmalan, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 168,000 mi

    I had to replace the distributor to fix this.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 224,650 mi

    replace dist

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder

    The car turns on but the engine it shakes to much

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 280,000 mi

    my distributor has been replaced twice due to oil in the cap and i have only had it two years

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