I drive a 1998 Honda Accord LX. today while my engine was running (cold) i saw lightning inside the distributer. I pushed the wired though would be a lose connection but still getting lighning/spark.

arif510
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Asked by Oct 13, 2013 at 09:21 PM about the 1998 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drive a 1998 Honda Accord LX. today while my engine was running (cold) i saw
sparks/lightning inside the distributer. I pushed the wired thought would be a lose
connection but still getting lighning/spark. I have not change my wires+ plugs lately.
Any suggestion?

3 Answers

madmopar
3,055

you probably have carbon buildup in the cap. the spark is arcing on the carbon. changing the cap and rotor should fix the problem. I would go ahead and do a full tune-up while you are at it.

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tennisshoes
54,255

I'm surprised it even ran, do what madmopar said but do it quick, there are small expensive electrical components inside that distributor that don't like stray high energy voltage.

arif510
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