I don't know a better way to describe the problem.
In 2009, I had a loud screeching noise coming from my distributor like
the bearings were going bad so the local Honda dealer rebuilt the
distributor. Everything seemed to be fine.
Six months later, the car would turn the engine but it wouldn't start.
It was like there was no power to the spark plugs, however, when I
giggled the key in the ignition, it started with no problem.
The problem got worse over time but giggling the key in the ignition
seemed to fix the problem, temporarily. It might go a week or a month
but every time it wouldn't start, giggling the key in the ignition fixed
it, again temporarily.
Local Honda dealer replaced the ignition switch and problem went away
for about three months. But, then it returned.
Now the car won't fire the plugs and the local Honda dealer is not sure
why. I think it is the rebuilt distributor. The only other item they
replaced was the "oil pressure switch."
I don't think the problem was the ignition switch but neither myself or
the local Honda dealer can figure it out. They have tried new relays and
that didn't fix the problem.
Any ideas? Or should I just junk this 18 year old Honda and try another
brand, like a Mazda CX9?
JD is at his wits end and the the local Honda dealer doesn't seem to
have a clue as to how to fix the problem.
It's a 1992 Honda Civic hatch, if that's any help. It has less than
40,000 miles. I don't drive much.
Thanks for reading this far. 8-)