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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:40 pm
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Default 98 accord 4-cyl coupe misfires while accelerating, changed the plugs and wires, what else

could it be? While accelerating, my car will be unresponsive(gas pedal). I could be flooring it for a second or so, then it will misfire. Once I stop and start again, it's usually better but even then it hesitates horribly and has no acceleration power. I am thinking it might be the distributor cap and rotor, but I don't know.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:42 pm
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It can be a faulty distributor or a fault in the dist. unit, most 1990s hondas have the coil and cam/crank position sensors built in the dist. unit, I have replaced hand full of coils and I was able to reuse the distributor unit again, so make sure to do the usual checks look thoroughly at the cap and rotor if ok then it might be the coil, "check earths + earth cable between the body and the engine too" however do recomend to scan the system for diagnostic trouble codes before changing anything...
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:45 pm
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Check your timing!
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:48 pm
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cap and rotors can cause it but its not likley....what i have seen the most is plug wires from autozone and advanced causing problems..use factory wires will more than lilkey help...but its also possible that your timming belt has jumped a tooth...and thats dangerous....check your timming with a light if is right then u are ok but if its way off u need to look there...hope that helps
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:52 pm
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my 95 civ does that every once in a while. Try Changing the rotor in cap or just tighten the screw that holds it in place. it's happend to me about 5 times in the last year or so. happens more the more i do to the engine, do to more movement of the motor at high RPM's. Hope this helps.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:54 pm
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Your ignition timing is off, get it set
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