1992 Honda Accord Q&A

1992 Honda Accord Question: Spark plug wire keeps lifting

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 -
Answer 1
The wires are not fitting very well. I would buy higher end brand of wires so that you can forget about this issue. -
Comment 1
Could there be a compression problem? Or just stick with getting new wires from napa -
Comment 2
Response - Rabulaneskia, March 26, 2010, 19:15 Could there be a compression problem? Or just stick with getting new wires from napa Edit your Response -
Answer 2
I agree with jason94 buy a quality set of wires -
Comment 1
Thank you both I will try it this morning any suggestions on brand -
Comment 2
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 -
Comment 3
It worked! But now when I changed the wires one if them had oil on the wire. What could that be? -
Answer 3
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 -