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Honda dealerships generally ask $600-$700, depending on what is being replaced and location. Of course if timing belt is being replace then it is a perfect time to replace water pump and other items, so it can be well worth the money. But is a fair price? Well some places will do it for about $400-500. But I don't know what parts they'll be using, and that's the nice thing about having the dealership doing it: its done right and done with good parts.
By the way, can anyone tell me how much parts will be for timing belt, water pump, and associated gaskets + extra parts will be for this work? I plan to do it myself someday in the spring and going to be using Honda parts of course. Thanks.
1993 Accord EX
Cold A/C (Did it myself, first DIY job)
I went to O'Reilly and got their Accord T-belt kit for $210. Came with t-belt and balance belts, brand name, forget which one but the were good and 2 tensioners. I also got a new water pump for $40 and threw that in. I guess if you want to replace anything else you could swap in a new oil pump, but i'm not sre if that is t=belt driven on your accord.
I have used aftermarket parts; T-belt, GMB waterpump, and Koyo tensioners (Koyo is OEM supplier I think) w/o problems. The Honda waterpump is a good product, and GMB may not be quite as good, but if you replace at 90K miles, I think it will be fine. My Honda water pump made it to 190K miles, when I did the 2nd Tbelt change.
Many don't replace the tensioner, which I have found from examination of removed tensioner bearing (grease was nearly dry) to be a possible cause of Tbelt failure if you tried to run for a 2nd Tbelt period.
Check ebay for some good package deals on Tbelt parts.
See you down the ROW
1994 Accord EX
2003 Acura MDX
2006 Acura TSX
2010 Acura TSX
You can go to http://www.southbayhonda.com/. Then click on PARTS/SERVICES from the left menu. After that click on ORDER PARTS. Follow the instruction and you will have access to the entire parts database with prices.
Depends on what type of person you are. If you feel that for $600 or $700 you would rather try it yourself. I have done a few timing belts. There's is nothing too difficult with replacing a timing belt. You do need a few extra things though. The other parts (water pump, balancers etc...) are all very easy to replace. It's more of a question of how much time you are willing to spend. Mine is coming up and I definitely am going to do mine myself. I hate paying other people for something I could do myself.
My Car: 1986 Honda Accord LXI 2.0 ltr automatic.
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