Originally Posted by FTBSTRD22
I have a 94 civic an am new to the honda scene i have a issue close to yours but its my tach doing it an car starts to spit an sputter an little bit anyonbe have any ideas?
Probably has everything to do with the igniter inside the distributor.
If it comes down to that, many recommend replacing the coil and igniter as a set.
Here's some cheap or free stuff to check first, all inside the distributor:
One thing I have seen, and is somewhat common, is the female wire connector terminals lose their tension over time. Honda gave us a tool for re-crimping these terminals to tighten them up.
A loose terminal fit combined with engine vibrations causes extra pulses and the tach picks that up and displays higher than actual RPM.
Or the tach needle can drop if pulses are missing because of a bad connection too.
Has someone replaced a coil or igniter recently?
I have seen where people shove the wires on the igniter and miss, so the male blade goes between the female terminal and the rubber boot. Bad connection.