I found out that my distributor’s inner seal leaks and thought that this is a 15 minutes job. At least all YouTube videos pointed me in that direction. It might be true for the previous generation of Honda distributors but not for this one. The coupling that connects the distributor to the camshaft is secured by a pin but the pin here is pressed into the distributor shaft. In order to push the pin out I had to create some “devices”. At first I tried to push the pin out with a long screw, using my vise as a press. But regular screws kept bending. So I created a set of short screws, one just a couple of millimeters longer than another. I also found out that the screws made for wood are much stronger (at least the ones that I had). I did not have enough room to position the camera the right way to show the process but I still hope that this video will be beneficial for DIYers.
The vehicle is a 1999 4 cylinder Honda Accord with 135000 miles.
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