1990 Honda Civic 1.5L 220,000 Miles

Tiny
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  • 1990 HONDA CIVIC
I recently bought this car, and it ran fairly well at first. After about the first 500 miles, it began to miss-fire. It turned out that the rotor had cracked and was about 1/8 a turn off. I replaced the rotor, cap, wires and plugs. Afterward, it ran fine again for about 50 miles, but it began to do the same thing. Upon further inspection of the distributor, I noticed the cam shaft has a lot of play in it and has even rubbed a groove into itself against the distributor housing. There were fillings inside the distributor which caused some minor scratching. What kind of repair is necessary to fix this problem?
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Friday, November 9th, 2007 AT 2:13 AM

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Tiny
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You need a
New / remanufactured distributor
I wouldn’t go for used unless if it looks
been replaced
Simple and easy replacement
Good luck
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Friday, November 9th, 2007 AT 6:17 AM

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