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91 four door civic distributor problem doubt.

I have a 91 civic. I recently changed the distributor on the engine. However last week I was arriving home and a few blocks away from home as I slowed down for a stop sign my car just stalled. I tried turning it back on but just won't start. When I turn the key to start it sounds like it about to start but doesn't. About a year ago the same thing happened and my friend who lived in town at the time simply tightened a screw in the distributor and had it up and running again. Do you think it could be the same thig again?

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It is very possible that the lock down bolt, which allows adjustment of timing, has come loose. Re-set timing and tighten down bolt.
Also the rotor button screw may have fallen out allowing the button to turn. Pull the distributor cap to check.


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