DISTRIBUTOR MOUNT

  • Tiny
  • deeschmee
  • 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?

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 4:48 PM

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  • Tiny
  • freemba
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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.

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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 5:24 PM
  • Tiny
  • deeschmee
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Thank you! Now I have a name for it!

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Monday, April 29th, 2013 AT 8:06 AM
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  • freemba
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Let me know how things turn out for you and if you need more assistance.

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Monday, April 29th, 2013 AT 7:50 PM
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  • deeschmee
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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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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 AT 6:51 AM

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