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Can I change out a distributor on a 1990 honda civic, or does it necessitate a trip to the shop?

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The distributor on Honda engines are quite easy. I do not have a step by step but a local auto parts store like Auto Zone can give you step by step instructions and they can talk you through them. I did a cap and coil on a 90 Acura Integra. It only took about an hour. It should only take you about 2 hours to do the distributor if you also have to do the rotor. But usually you only need the coil and cap.

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