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How to Replace Ignition Coil 95-97 Honda Accord

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How to Replace Ignition Coil 95-97 Honda Accord

Created on: 2010-09-16

If the ignition coil on your 95-97 Honda Accord is wearing out, watch this 1A Auto video and learn how you can replace it yourself

  1. step 1 :Removing the Distributor
    • Unplug the wire underneath the distributor from the coil and distributor.
    • Remove the two 8mm bolts.
    • Pull the cap away.
    • You want the rotor to be facing straight up. Turn the key in the ignition to spin it into place.
    • Remove the 12mm bolt to the side of the distributor.
    • Pull the distributor out and press the button on the connector to remove it.
  2. step 2 :Replacing the Ignition Coil
    • Disconnect the ignition coil harness.
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts.
    • Pull the ignition coil out.
    • Put a bolt through the new ignition coil and put it down into place.
    • Replace and tighten all three 10mm bolts.
    • Plug the harness back in.
  3. step 3 :Replacing the Distributor
    • Reconnect the distributor.
    • Put the distributor into place exactly the way it was.
    • Replace the 12mm bolt.
    • Replace the distributor cap.
    • Replace the 8mm bolts.
    • Replace the wire.

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    8mm Wrench

    12mm Wrench

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Hi I'm Mike Green; I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20 plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from The right parts installed correctly, that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video we'll be replacing the ignition coil on this Honda Accord. This is a '95 has a 2.7 liter V6. This procedure will be the same for pretty much any car with this engine in it. Tools you'll need 8 mm, 12 mm wrenches, 10 mm socket, ratchet and extension. This car had a tachometer that didn't work and replacing the coil fixed that. You do start by removing the distributor.

First thing you'll want to do is you're going to reach down underneath and you're going to unplug the wire from the coil. It's right down here then you can take that right off of your distributer as well. That's just a short wire from the distributor cap to the coil. Now there's two bolts that you're going to remove that hold the cap on the distributor. One right here and one right down here; they're both 8 mm.

Now you're going to pull your cap away, push it over here and now you can see here your rotor. Actually this happens to be in a really good position. You can take this out but what you want to make sure is when you put it back together this rotors in the same position and what I like to do is get it to a position that I remember which is basically facing straight up. I actually just really truly by chance when I took the rotor off it was facing straight up. What you can do, the reason we unplug the coil wire from the distributor is now that your rotor was facing sideways you can just turn your car over and you move that rotor until it's facing the way you want it to be facing. Now you know it's facing up so when you go to put it back together you can make sure it's facing up again and really the only way you can only put this in two ways, the correct way which is up or the incorrect way which would be facing straight down.

The next thing you want to do is you want to remove this 12 mm bolt right here. While I'm removing that I'll just take these three plug wires out. Now if you do a tune up or you're replacing the cap and rotor and wires on your car, do that separately. What you want to do is when you do that you want to do the wires one at a time so that you make sure that you replace them in the same order. Don't go taking your distributor cap off and taking your wires out and everything like that and then when you go to put it back together you can't figure out how to get everything together the same way. Remove this bolt.

Now you can grab hold of your distributor, pull it out and then right here is the connector to the buttons right there, you press and it should come off. It comes out and there's your distributor out of the car. Once you have your distributor out this is your coil right here. There's a connector here which has actually a pin underneath. You pull that off and there's three 10 mm bolts, one here, here and here. I'm going to reach under and pull that connector; I'm pushing with my finger and working the connector out. Now 10 mm socket with an extension and ratchet. As you bring your coil out, pay attention because there is a little grounding, at least one on this car they only have one there may be three depends on if your car is original. It's just between this, basically right in between here where it bolted in. You want to make sure you put that back when you reinstall. Here's the original coil out of the car, here's the new coil from 1A Auto, you can see it's all the same. It's got a bolt hook up the same, just showing you this for informational purposes, this car runs fine just my video mule so I'm going to put the old coil back in.

Reinstallation you want to put that grounding washer right back in there and put my screw through. The connector side goes to the back of the car; the front wire side goes to the front. Hold on to that washer, put it down in and now get that bolt going. Take my other bolt, get it started, third bolt, started. Once you've got them most of the way there tighten them up and you want them firm, they don't have to be too tight. Put our connector back in you might not be able to see that but pretty easy. Now we put our distributor back in. You'd put it back in and even if my rotor is kind of over and the sideways position like this I can just kind of give some pressure on the rotor and turn it to where I know it's supposed to be and everything slides together and the rotors locked into place. Now I can move that up, put my bolt back in, tighten it up. You want to make the bolt tight but not doesn't have to be incredibly tight.

Let's plug back in our lead here, get into the right position, it snaps in. Then take our cap which again I'll replace this but I don't have a new cap and rotor right now at this second so cap goes on and retighten up these 8 mm bolts. Then put our wire back in, push till you feel it click, get them down to the coil, down the radiator hose and push to a click and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench
  • 12mm Wrench

1995 - 1997  Honda  Accord
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