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I had a 1994 2.2 vtec honda accord with a blown engine. i replaced the engine with a 1996 2.2 non vtec accord engine. the replacement engine distributor has the wrong connectors for the wiring harness so i installed the vtec distributor. now i cant get the timing right. how can i get this to work?

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  • adamoctober1 Apr 29, 2010

    i have it running. its back firing through the intake at times tho. the engine in the car is non vtec and but the engine harness and distributor are from the vtec engine. the connectors on the distributors are different.

  • adamoctober1 Apr 30, 2010

    i worked out the problem. i had to rewire the engine harness. now the engine drives great. only problem is that the engine seems to have a problem idling. it wont idle steady and keeps revving up and down. im not too knowledgable with hondas but believe its the idle air control. any other ideas of possible failed parts to cause this and possibly the locations?



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If you can't splice the old harness wire to the new engine's dist, and the new v-tech dist has the same plug? as the old one? How about the number one piston top dead center with the pointer in the dist pointing to number one spark plug>?? Is it running with back firing and missing, or not running at all? I hope this helps.

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    Ned White Apr 30, 2010

    For some reason I can't find the 2.2 engine, all of them are 1.6,etc. Did you try moving the dist? One notch either way? Check the firing order? If it is running and missing, it means you are close. I had a guy swear he had the firing order right and he was wrong. I finally got back to normal without listening to him. Check that out. Hope it helps.

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    Ned White Apr 30, 2010

    Just the egr thing on the intake, I would take the old one off and try it. For that matter, try all the old stuff until you hit it. Might be all carboned up. You can clean those things. Good luck with the new engine.



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