I have a 2002 Honda Accord automatic which turns over but will not start. Honda said that I need a new distributor at a cost of £600, which I cannot afford; the Honda part number is 30100PDA003. Honda said it could fit a secondhand part for £40, but is unable to look for one for me.
I have tried to look online for a secondhand part, but have had difficulty trying to find one. However, I’m not 100% sure where to look. Also, some distributors are described as having either three prongs or five prongs. What is the difference? Gill Dust I am not quite sure about the reference to three or five prongs, but this may be in relation to the fitting lugs. The Honda Accord is a very reliable car with one weak point, which is the distributor – bear this in mind when purchasing a secondhand part. The average price of a used unit is between £40-£50 and one source would be ebay. There are also websites that offer a free service that transfers your details to secondhand parts retailers, who will then contact you with the price and availability of the required part. Such websites include partsgateway.co.uk, 247spares.co.uk and 1stchoice.co.uk. These websites ask for the vehicle registration number to enable the supplier to identify the correct part. When purchasing parts for delivery, I would pay using a credit card. This will give you a greater amount of consumer protection in case of problems.
Another option would be to buy a reconditioned unit from bba-reman.com. Although more expensive, the replacement unit would be more reliable and would come with a guarantee.
The Honda distributor which incorporates the ignition coil.