My car needs help?

Asked by Feb 28, 2007 at 11:13 PM about the 1991 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving my 1991 Honda Accord on the thruway and the car started to slow down then shut down. We managed to get it over to the side of the road but it would not start. It acted as if it wanted to but wouldn't. We had the car towed and the mechanic I had work on my car said he replaced the distributor cap only and the car started right up but had a loud knock type noise coming from the engine. Before the car broke down the engine was quiet. Do you know what could be wrong the car or how I can get it to stop making that noise?

1 Answer

14,990

Hello anaconda6-- We never like to hear a knocking sound because that could mean many bad things. In your case however, I would guess that the mechanic did a bad job replacing that distributor cap. If the cap itself is loose or if he installed the wire incorrectly, you will get that knocking sound. Get a "qualified" mechanic to look at it right away. Good luck from Bovan.

Your Answer

Honda Accord Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,160
  • #2
    JP1956
    Reputation
    1,640
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,055 Great Deals out of 71,326 listings starting at $295
Used Honda Civic
825 Great Deals out of 72,772 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord Coupe
162 Great Deals out of 9,122 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Corolla
913 Great Deals out of 57,317 listings starting at $1,488
Used Nissan Maxima
283 Great Deals out of 23,069 listings starting at $899
Used Hyundai Sonata
719 Great Deals out of 49,892 listings starting at $790
Used BMW 3 Series
1,143 Great Deals out of 33,037 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord EX For Sale
1,422 listings starting at $20,613
2016 Honda Accord EX For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 168 listings starting at $14,995
2015 Honda Accord EX For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 489 listings starting at $12,800
2014 Honda Accord EX For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 942 listings starting at $11,000
2013 Honda Accord EX For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 199 listings starting at $8,998

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.