1994 Acura Integra timming?

Tiny
JUDA
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  • 1994 ACURA INTEGRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
Last year I had the water pump, timing belt & tensionor and all other belts, as well as distributor cap & rotor, plugs and wires replaced. The was running great and a few days ago a noise started to appear--mechanic said it was either water pump, idler pulley, or damper pulley. Pump that was installed last year was leaking so he replaced it, and the timing belt (he said the one from last year had a slight crack in it) and he replaced the idler pulley and valve cover gasket. When he took it out for a test drive the car stalled at the end of their drive. He said they took it back to the bay and ran it for a while and it died again. I suggested they had the timing off and they said they took the valve cover off and re-checked the timing and it is okay, and they say it may be that it needs a distributor. Are they screwing w/me or just don't know what they are doing? Any suggestions/ideas? Thanks for your help.
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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 AT 4:43 PM

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Tiny
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If the cam timin gis off, the engine will rev very slowly in neutral or park, and the car will accelerate slowly. A stalling problem may be the distributor, depends on if it is losing spark. Could just be a bad coincidence
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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 AT 4:48 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. I haven't heard the car since its been in the shop, but it seems they have narrowed it to the distributor coil being bad. Can I, and how do I have them proove it is loosing spark?
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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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Dist problems are common on those older Honda/Acuras. All they have to do is pull a plug wire and insert a spark tester to show you. Have seen this before
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 AT 7:34 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help. The timing looks good (no reving) and they changed the coil--car running like new without the original noise that I took it in for.
Since the distributor is a common issue, I wonder if this Honda engine goes through water pumps as well? Any particular brand of water pump I should've put in the car?
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 AT 8:26 PM
Tiny
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I always try to use OEM (Honda) parts, they just seem to last longer.
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Thursday, July 24th, 2008 AT 7:25 AM

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