the heater hose on my 2000 honda civic dx cracked

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Asked by Jun 08, 2014 at 10:08 PM about the 2000 Honda Civic Coupe DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i replaced the whose on my civic and saw that it was cracked underneath the distributor cap i replaced the coolant water and turned the car on to let it idle for a while i drove it and it almost turns off  if i stop i think i may need to replace the distributor cap and rotor...any suggestions??

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68,945

Yes replace if cracked.Can cause shut down,and lose power from arching.

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i did replace it but it has low rpm and idles low i am wondering if the distributor could have gotten damaged

68,945

Moisture can some times damage the components,but if the car cranks good from first start ,i would not change it.may need to adjust it thoe,may be just a little bit out,from the way low rpm.

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165

how would i adjust it? the wires or the rotor?

68,945

The disrtibutor,undo bolt a bottom and rotate,adjust your idle up,listen to car you will know when it revs up ,your rpm gauge should be around 800 rpm,at idle.

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165

i havent replaced the cap and rotor just the hose... sorry i didnt mention that

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68,945

; ) fix the cap first then if you need to adjust it do so: )

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165

ok thanks i will give it a shot

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