1981 Honda Accord

Tiny
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I have been given a 1981 Honda accord that was diagnosed to need a valve job by a local repair shop that had been doing the maintenance on this car for years. This car has been sitting in a garage for 5 years without being run. While doing a visual inspection before attempting to start it, I noticed 3 loose ball bearings inside the distributor cap just "floating around". Can anyone think of a reason for them being there?
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Sunday, July 8th, 2007 AT 7:38 PM

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Tiny
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Very small or large? Is there a lot of play in the distributor?
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Monday, July 9th, 2007 AT 8:46 AM
Tiny
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They were probably about 1/16" or 3/32" diameter and the distributor seems to be O.K. I just can't imagine how or why they would be there. It just seems like they would have to be put there on purpose.
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Monday, July 9th, 2007 AT 8:10 PM
Tiny
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My guess is they have dropped from some bearing inside the distributor. The problem will manifest itself eventually. I would remove them.
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Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 AT 10:03 AM

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