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Hey I read ur sugestion to replace the distribution cap and rotor button for 1999 Honda accord if it loses power once in a while but u turn the igntion it starts like nothing happened can u walk me through that replacing process...my email is lgertsberg@gmail.com

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Real easy - you need a phillips screwdriver- new cap and rotor button- digital camera. real easy take the wires of one by one and reconnect to new cap.Watch for markings on cap and work your way around. Now pull button and install new one . Put distributor cap back on and tigthen screws- do not over tigthen.Now look at the pictures you took and compare do wirees all go to same plugs as before? If so start car - if not fix by switching wires. Note if you do not match them up exactly and start car- you can bend the valves thus destroying engine. So be sure or get book . I know it sounds scary but is a real easy job .Just do one step at a time . Do not be a cowboy and pull all wires at same time -have fun and let me know how ya do

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