About 2 1/2 years ago we had the timing belt replaced on our 1993 Honda Accord (10th Anniversary Edition). Just last week, as I was driving, the car became sluggish so I pulled over to the side of the road and shut it off. It would not start so I had it towed to our service station. After having looked at the car, our repair man says that the timing belt broke and in the process ruined some of the valves which also need to be replaced. We are looking at a potential repair bill of app. $2,000.00. My understanding is that timing belts should last for 50,000 to 60,000 miles and there is no way that we put that many miles on in 2 1/2 years. What may have happened? By the way about three weeks ago we had the fuel relay switch under the dashboard replaced because the car was giving me trouble starting especially on hot days. One particular day the D4 light was flashing and the car was driving sluggish. I told this to the repair man and they ran a diagnostic check and didn't find anything wrong.
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These have a know issue with the Distributors.. You may be seeing a spark but the spark may be so weak that it is not sufficient to ignite the air/fuel mixture in a compressed environment.
I had this happen to my 1992 Honda. Cost me over $400 in Troubleshooting and nobody could figure it out. I went to one of my venders (Parts for Imports) and they enlightened me and sold me a New Distributor and installed it and BAM!!!! Ran like a top.
I did extensive Troubleshooting myself, ran into a brick wall because mine was doing the same... Good Fuel Pressure, Spark but Nothing.
One thing does come to mind that I tested mine and that is to do a Compression Test or pop the cover off the Timing Belt to see if it is Moving or if the Timing has jumped...
This Motor is an INTERFERENCE MOTOR, If the Belt Broke or Slipped, you could have caused some damage.
If you need any further assistance, please let me know. I have an extensive Background with Honda's... I certified as an ASE Mechanic in 1979 (Dang I am getting OLD)....
Its located underneath the drivers side door, about a foot towards the center of the car. depending on the tools you use, and how rusted the bolts are, and your expirience, expect to be working on it about 45 mins to and hour.
Contrary to what the previous poster said, you do not need to involve the dealer on this. Go to a junk yard and get a lock assembl, then take the car and the lock to a locksmith and he can rekey it to match the car's key and install it for you. might cost $100 total... hope this helps...;-)