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Oil leak after timing belt was replaced.

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Old 07-01-2009, 09:10 PM
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Just picked my 96 Accord up from the shop for a timing belt replacement at 200K miles. Anyway, got it home and after about an hour noticed a 4 inch spot of oil on the drive way under the timing belt cover. Also noticed that when I start up the car, the external belts squeal. Pretty p*&^ off about this since it cost $400 to do the work. Anyway, I will be calling up the shop tomorrow what happened. Does anyone want to take a guess as to why it is leaking oil not and not before.

Don
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:56 AM
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I'd let them have a chance at that first, unless you just don't trust the shop. They may have disturbed a seal on one of the shafts. Hard to say unless you want to take the time to remove the timing covers & belts.
 
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:08 PM
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Well I took it into the shop again and they found that the counter balance seal was leaking so that replaced it. Brought it home and now I'm getting a high pitch wine from the same area. Hate to take it back but the sound was there before that replaced the timing belt.

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Old 07-06-2009, 09:28 AM
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You mean the sound was NOT there before?

High=pitched whine sounds like maybe the timing belt is too tight? Take it back again. FYI, that should be a real simple adjustment for them to do.
 
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