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.

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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?

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3,765

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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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.

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