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Does a timing belt need affect the performance of the car when it goes


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89 civic dx. The other day I was driving home and my distributor rotor fell off for no apparent reason. This happened about a year ago when I replaced my distibutor. This was my own fault because I just didn't tighten the screw that holds it in enough. Afterwards I cranked it down tight hoping that it wouldn't happen again. Anyway, I took the opportunity and did an early tune-up, but ever since the incident, it has been running really rough and eaven stalls on me in the middle of driving. I've heard that this could be the timing belt wearing out. Is this true?

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Sounds like your ignition timing is out.

I don't know if it is the ignition timing bcause the car will stall while it is in gear when I am driving. The engine does't shut off because I am still moving and the gears are keeping the moter going. But the Instant I push in the clutch it stalls. Sometimes it kicks back in and starts to run again and others it will shudder like it can't make up it's mind whether to turn off or not.

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Thanks.

I had the same problem with my 91' LX. It wound up being the ignitor in the distributor. Sadly thats

the only piece of the distributor you can't buy and replace. I'd try to find one in a junk yard with under

200K on it. I bought the distributor new and it was like $450.00. I didn't give but $800 for the car.

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