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1996 honda accord ex 4cyl vtech

donny1488 donny1488
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 02/10
Posted: 02/06/10
02:46 PM

Hello i have a weird issue with my Honda Confused .I would start it up and then it would die/cold couldn't get it to stay running Confused ......So i changed the main relay and it was doing ok  Confused (or so i thought) then i went out to start it up this morning and it did it again Confused did this three times then ran ok.check engine light is on too. ran my errands then come home and figured i would ask someone here.
Thank you in advance.  

waynep7122 waynep7122
Addict | Posts: 4547 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 02/06/10
07:00 PM

can you pull the distributer cap???    there is at least one thing in the way to doing it easy...

if the distributer is rusty inside...  or when you grab the rotor.. and wiggle it...  if there is movement is the distributer shaft... more than a tiny amount...

replacement lower distributer housings are available from honda...   you move your coil and ignitor module to the BRAND new distributer lower housing... with all new wiring harness and the various electronic pick ups in it...

this is the other problem with hondas of the 90's....

there is one other thing... that does not cost much... and can cause stalling problems...

pick up a set of throttle body mounting gaskets...  and the idle air control mounting gaskets...   carefully take the throttle body off and clean it .. and the idle air control motor... you will probably find it coated and jammed with carbon..

since the check engine light is on... plug in an obd2 scan tool... see what it says...    post the codes....  read the live data stream...

Honda Accord 93-97 SOHC, DOHC, VTEC, Non-VTEC, 2.2L 530-578-P PDF Installation Instruction

2. Disconnect electrical connectors to throttle body & factory intake tube. See Fig#1
3. Using a 10mm socket, remove two bolts holding throttle cable bracket to intake manifold. Retain bolts for later use. See Fig#2
4. Remove throttle cable(s) from throttle body.
5. Using a Phillips screwdriver, loosen hose clamp on factory intake tube & remove tube from throttle body & air box. See Fig#3
6. Remove (4) 12mm nuts from the throttle body. Retain (2) 12mm nuts for later use.
7. Remove throttle body from intake manifold & set aside. Note: leave coolant lines connected to throttle body.
8. Using the two original 12mm nuts or vise grips, remove the four (4) studs from intake manifold. See Fig#4
9. Clean gasket surface of throttle body & intake manifold.
10. Optional - Included in the hardware pack is one 3/16” vacuum line fitting, this may be used for a vacuum gauge. If power ports are
utilized, install necessary fittings before installing spacer on vehicle. Other 1/16” NPT fittings may be installed such as power adders. Refer to “PowerPort” section on reverse.
11. Install power plate by placing the part number facing the throttle body with one supplied gasket on both sides of the power plate.
(Note: gaskets must be placed in correct orientation to line up with factory air passages.)
12. Install the (4) supplied bolts and lock washers in throttle body, tighten evenly. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN
13. Install throttle linkage extender using (2) flat head bolts provided. Note: Some vehicles may require two 6mm washers between the intake manifold and throttle linkage extender to provide a flat surface for mounting. See Fig#2
14. Position throttle cable bracket over extender & install using (2) original bolts that were removed earlier. Install throttle cable(s) on throttle body linkage. See Fig#2
15. Inspect & test throttle linkage for full open & closed travel before driving. Cables may require adjustment-Refer to service manual.
16. Reinstall air intake tube, all electrical connectors & negative battery cable.

this is instructions for installing a spacer plate between the throttle body and intake manifold...  but the instructions are close to the same to remove and clean the throttle body...  

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