Problem car is a 91 honda accord manual. it stop at a stop sign and
refuse to run. I check the spark and i donto have spark. I have gas
tough. It is cold here, so I hope to elliminate the main relay.
nowadays it is 32F average with maximum 45F.
History of the car: In last 3 years, I put 5 different distributor and
it run like new after each. thanks to lifetime waranty of autozone.
I'm thinking something are killing each distributor as soon as i put it
in. My wild guess is the alternator regulartor is bad so a surge in
power kills the distributor. it is just a guess. i donot wanna blame
Autozone because another 91 accord killed a distributor and after that
no other problem with autozone distributor.
Do you know a basic test of the distributor.
Did any body else have this experience before.
What kind of distributor did you put in each time? Aftermarket or OEM?
If you got it at AutoZone, it was probably aftermarket, right? Bite the
bullet and get an OEM distributor. While you're at it, if your existing
spark plugs are not OEM, then get OEM plugs (NGK or ND).
However, why did the entire distributor have to be replaced in the first
place? Normally, the cap and rotor are replaced as regular maintenance,
although if your original distributor was infected with the red dust
problem, then the housing would have needed to be replaced (at least).
I second High Tech Misfit's comments about only buying OEM
(that is original equipment manufactured, or "Genunine
Honda") parts. I hear you about the other Autozone
distributor that seems to have worked fine, but I still have
doubts. My 91 Civic does not take kindly to aftermarket
distributor coils, for one.
If you have time, you can see specifically which distributor
part is failing and perhaps save yourself some money. For
example, there are tests you can do on the igniter (which is
within the distributor) and coil. Post if you want more info
on these tests.
Old ignition wires may also be straining the distributor
system. Buy and install new OEM ones.
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