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1992 Honda Accord Question: Spark plug wire keeps lifting

 

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Visitor, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, La Mirada, CA, March 26, 2010, 17:39

While driving everything seems normal.
Then out of nowhere the car will act as if it is missing
a spark. I will lift hood to find that one of the plug wires has lifted
away from the housing. Not all the way just lifted.
If I press it back down car runs fine but will eventually
lift again. What could this be? The wires were just replaced.
About four months prior. HELP

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    March 26, 2010, 18:04
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    The wires are not fitting very well. I would buy higher end brand of wires so that you can forget about this issue.

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    Rabulaneskia, March 26, 2010, 19:15
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    Could there be a compression problem? Or just stick with getting new wires from napa

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    Rabulaneskia, March 26, 2010, 19:18
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    Response - Rabulaneskia, March 26, 2010, 19:15
    Could there be a compression problem? Or just stick with getting new wires from napa
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    March 26, 2010, 21:05
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    I agree with jason94 buy a quality set of wires

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    Rabulaneskia, March 27, 2010, 07:07
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    Thank you both I will try it this morning
    any suggestions on brand

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    hemicuda, March 27, 2010, 09:22
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    Go to Napa and get the good stuff, the cheap parts always last about a year or so then you have to throw them out. It costs more in the beginning but they are made to last for years

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    Rabulaneskia, March 27, 2010, 14:58
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    It worked!
    But now when I changed the wires one if them
    had oil on the wire. What could that be?

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    Visitor, April 21, 2010, 18:09

    sometimes the spark plugs themselves need to be tightened back down to the engine. (Do not over tighten--you will break them and then, well you're boned). The pressure from the engine running will pop the wires off causing a misfire. also certain brands of spark plug wires fit better to the spark plugs

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