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When Should I Replace The Timing belt ??

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Old 04-01-2007, 02:37 PM
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[align=left] Recommended Interval 1.2L* (1) 1.3L* (58) 1.5L* (58) 1.6L* (7) 1.7L* (64) 1.8L* (59) 2.0L* SOHC (7) 2.0L* DOHC (7) 2.1L* 90,000 Mi. or 72 Mo. 2.2L* SOHC (7) 2.2L* DOHC (7) 2.3L* (60) 2.6L* (Passport) (31) 2.7L* (49) 3.0L* (60) 3.2L(Passport) (31) 3.5L* (60)

[/align] * - Interference engine.

(1) - Manufacturer does not recommend a specific maintenance interval.

(7) - On 1989 & prior models, manufacturer does not recommend a specific maintenance interval. On 1990–96 models, replace at 90,000 mile intervals or every 72 months. On 1997 & later models, under normal conditions, replace at intervals of 105,000 miles or every 84 months. On 1997 & later models, replace at 60,000 mile or 48 month intervals, if vehicle is operated at ambient temperatures under −20°F or above 110°F.

(31) - On 1997 & prior models, replace every 60,000 miles. On 1998 models, replace every 75,000 miles. On 1999–2003 models, replace every 100,000 miles, for severe service replace at 75,000 miles. On 2004–06 models, replace every 120,000 miles, for severe service replace at 75,000 miles.

(49) - On 1995–96 models, replace at 90,000 mile intervals or every 72 months. On 1997 & later models, under normal conditions, replace at intervals of 105,000 miles or every 84 months. If vehicle is operated in severe conditions or in Canada or where ambient temperatures of under −20°F or above 110°F are encountered, replace at 60,000 mile intervals.

(58) - On 1984–85 Civic models, replace every 60,000 miles. On all other models, manufacturer does not recommend a specific maintenance interval.

(59) - On 1984–85 Accord & Prelude models, replace every 60,000 miles. On other 1989 & prior models, manufacturer does not recommend a specific maintenance interval. On 1990–96 models, replace at 90,000 mile intervals or every 72 months. On 1997 & later models, under normal conditions, replace at intervals of 105,000 miles or every 84 months. On 1997 & later models, replace at 60,000 mile intervals if vehicle is operated at ambient temperatures under −20°F or above 110°F.

(60) - Under normal conditions, replace at intervals of 105,000 miles or every 84 months. If vehicle is operated at ambient temperatures under −20°F or above 110°F, replace at 60,000 mile intervals or every 48 months.

(64) - Under normal conditions, replace at intervals of 110,000 miles or every 84 months. If vehicle is operated at ambient temperatures under −20°F or above 110°F, replace at 60,000 mile intervals.

As you can clearly see, basically all Honda engines are interference engines , which means that if you DO NOT replace the timing belt on time and it strip a tooth or 2 , or it snaps, there is a very , very high probability that it will bent valves ,
Also another thing to keep in mind is the fact of your driving habits,, Do you drive the car mostly city driving or hwy driving ?? if mostly city driving keep in mind that while you are at a red lite or stopped idling behind traffic , the engine and timing belt still turn, while the odometer takes a short nap ,, so the miles on the odometer do not reflect the ones that the timing belt has accumulated .
And last but not least ,, use only a factory Honda timing belt .
 
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:28 AM
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Yes, beginning in 2003 the Accord 4-cyl (K-series) engine has a chain, not a timing belt.
The external belt that Jeff shows is not the timing belt.
 
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The chances of bending valves is around 99%. I have seen a prelude and an odyssey snap belts and survive. But I would not bet any money on one surviving.
 
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what about a 2000 Honda Accord?
 
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by KimHutcheson View Post
what about a 2000 Honda Accord?
Owner's manual has service intervals:

1. Under normal conditions: 105,000 or 7 years, whichever comes first.

2. If you regularly drive your car in one or more of these conditions:

In very high temperatures (over 110 F, 43 C).
In very low temperatures (under 20F, 29C).

Then at 60,000 miles.
 
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Wow,

I have a 97 Accord and thought I was good for 90K miles. According to Deserthonda the 97 needs to be replaced at 60K.

Wondering what the difference is in the 97 vs the 95-96 model years?
 
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Old 10-11-2014, 05:46 PM
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My 94 EX is good for 90K miles/7 yrs. It would be surprising for Honda to reduce TB interval in later models.

What does your owners manual schedule indicate?

good luck
 
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I pulled my owners manual, and under the "normal" maintenance schedule (which I think most fall into ) it states replacing the belt every 105K miles or 84 months for my year.

It also states replacing the belt at 60K miles if you drive in very high (110) or very low (-20) temperatures.

Guess they had to cover people who live in states like Arizona and Alaska.
 
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Great information - thank you for sharing.

I recently changed my timing belt @ ~ 80,000 miles, because I live in a city with traffic and lots of idle red lights.

But I'm not sure if it is Honda timing belt or after-market. Is there a way to check?
 
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So living in Mesa AZ, where we see temps up to 120 in the summer I should be in the 60k range for changing my belt? Interesting. . . That is fairly quick in my opinion.
 

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