Signs of a Distributor going bad?
Sorry if this seems obvious or whatever but I'm still learning...
'95 ex stock D16z6 Manual
Anyway, I noticed my RPMs will jump up an extra 500-800 when I'm going in full throttle past 4,000 RPM. The gauge will rise smoothly and just suddenly jump up and start going crazy for a second or two not matching to the actual engine speed. Second, I noticed when at night, with the increased electrical load (because of the headlights/dash lights) the car will idle rougher and every minute or two the rpms will jump from 600 to 900-1000, before doing this the car will shake and make a rough vibrating noise. Same will also happen at times when I press the brakes (With lights on). The battery is holding at 12.50v and while the engines running it holds at 14.17v, I'm pretty sure it's not the alternator as well. All I can think of is the Dizzy but I don't want to replace it just yet if anyone else has an idea, I may also get it tested at AutoZone tomorrow as well.
Any inputs please, thanks.
Edit: I forgot to mention, the car seems to run unusually weak with the AC on.
Last edited by 95_Civic_4dr; 09-10-2009 at 10:53 PM.