1998-2002 Honda Accord Distributor Cap Replacement
This guide covers 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Honda Accord models.
Replace the distributor cap on your 98-02 4-cylinder Honda Accord.
- Author: Miroslav Djuric
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace your 4-cylinder Honda Accord's distributor cap. This specific guide was created for a non-VTEC F23A5 engine, but other 4-cylinder Honda engines will be similar enough to follow the same basic steps
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Before disconnecting the spark plug wires, be sure to trace their orientation from the individual cylinders back to the distributor cap.
The cylinders are ordered from left to right when viewing the engine from the front of the car, with cylinder #1 being closest to the passenger side of the vehicle.
Disconnect the four spark plug wires from the distributor cap by pulling their connectors straight away from the sockets on the distributor cap.
Use a 1/4" drive, 8 mm deep socket to remove the three hex bolts securing the distributor cap to the engine.