Mechanics

DISTRIBUTOR MOUNT

1997 Honda Civic • 113,000 miles

The bracket that thr distributor bolts onto at the cam-end of the valve cover has snapped off pulling the didtributor away from the cam and leaked all my oil out. What is this bracket called?
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Deeschmee
April 28, 2013.



On that Honda, that bracket is a part of the (rear)Camshaft bearing cap. You'll need to get a new bearing cap in order to fix this problem. Good thing is, they are easy to find in local salvage yards. You'll have to remove the valve cover to access it and be sure to replace the distributor O-ring seal.

Freemba
Apr 28, 2013.
Thank you! Now I have a name for it!

Tiny
Deeschmee
Apr 29, 2013.
Let me know how things turn out for you and if you need more assistance.

Freemba
Apr 29, 2013.
Well, is this a difficult job? Is there anything I need to keep in mind like when I take the valve cover off?
Im thinking the distributor needs to come off first since its hanging by the bottom two brackets

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Tiny
Deeschmee
Apr 30, 2013.