1999 Honda Accord squeal under my distributor cap

Tiny
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  • 1999 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,000 MILES
1999 Honda Accord mileage: 116,000. All of a sudden I'm am hearing a very bad squeal under my distributor cap when I pulled into a gas station. Upon reaching home, I took off the cap and noticed a lot of clay colored powder underneath. I replaced the cap and rotor and used forced air to blow the inside clean, however I still hear the loud squealing sound underneath the cap when the engine is running. The shaft does not seem loose and the engine runs smooth when it is running. Am I supposed to lubricate something? (With what?) Or is there another problem with the distributor.

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Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 8:11 PM

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Tiny
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The Achilles heel of a Honda is the distributor. It sounds like your bearings have failed and the distributor will have to be replaced.
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Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 8:12 PM
Tiny
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Yes the distrutor is very bad if this is happening then dont drive the car! If the dis locks it will break the timing belt.
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 3:43 AM

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