Advice on 100K mile Services - Honda Accord Forum - Honda Accord Enthusiast Forums

General Tech Help Good at troubleshooting? Have a non specific issue? Discuss general tech topics here.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-27-2006, 12:23 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 775
Default RE: Advice on 100K mile Services

you NEED to do the timing belt serivce, including the water pump and seals. If that belt snaps, you won't be driving anywhere!

valve adjustment - use your judgement. If the motor seems noisy (clicking sounds) when warm, I would opt to do it. Otherwise you can live without it.

The timing belt job shouldn't set you back more than $500 and is vital to the life of your car. If you change it as schedualed, you can expect at least another 100K out of that car.

And just a reminder, keep that oil changed!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2006, 11:22 AM
Been Around A Long Time Member
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,905
Default RE: Advice on 100K mile Services

you should always do the service as recommended by Honda. You don't have to have the dealer do it. I leave the major service to my dealer but I do all of the other stuff myself.

If ye ol' timin' belt snaps, you be rebuildin' that there engine right is an interference design. and that timing belt is definately living on borrowed time since it was due at 90K to say the least.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2006, 08:55 PM
deserthonda's Avatar
Been Around A Long Time Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: In The Desert ( Sahara ? )
Posts: 4,754
Default RE: Advice on 100K mile Services

also on top of the other suggestions T-belt being # 1 ,, replace the fuel filter. air filter, tranny fluid........

Or the famous saying will aplly

Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2006, 01:08 AM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 90
Default RE: Advice on 100K mile Services

I have a 1996 Honda Accord EXL 4 door sedan that I bought from the dealer, as it was alway Honda maintained. I always have the work done at the dealer, as if you do they warranty their work for 12 months /12,000. Which is worth it to me, as I am not mechanical inclined here. Also register at owner link on the Honda website, I recenty got a 20 percent off coupon in the mail for my 30,000 mile service, plus it came with Krex 180 day road side assistance program as well once the work was done.

I have been dealing with the same dealer now for over 20 years, thier service and commitment to customer satisfaction is number #1.

Good luck and happy hondaring.!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2006, 01:19 PM
deserthonda's Avatar
Been Around A Long Time Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: In The Desert ( Sahara ? )
Posts: 4,754
Default RE: Advice on 100K mile Services

it is great to hear that you found a shop that you like and treats the customer good,
when a customer finds a shop like that wether it is the Dealer or any other shops they are fortunate and should keep on going to them..
I have heard and personally seen a lot of horror stories .. yes Dealers included..I guess it all comes down to the people that run, work at the place and their honesty
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 04:21 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 109
Default RE: Advice on 100K mile Services

ORIGINAL: gdr_11

Thanks for all of the good feedback on the 100K mile services. Since this is my first Honda, I appreciate this and will arrange from my belt service soon. On the embarassing side, I see that I referred to my Accord as a 93 when it is actually a 2003! In any case, will take the advice to heart.
If it is a 2003 you don't need to worry about the timing belt. I believe it has a chain instead and shouldn't need replacing. But if I were you I would replace all belts, water pump, spark plugs, air filter ,cabin air filter & check all hoses including the radiator. Adjust the valves if they are noisy. Change transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The last 3 items should be done more often than every 100k.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 06:55 PM
JimBlake's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,788
Default RE: Advice on 100K mile Services

Is it 4-cyl or V-6?

The 2003 4-cylinder engine has a timing chain, not a belt - no need to replace that. It has a single serpentine belt for all the external accessories. Not a bad idea to check or replace that. I think even the spark plugs are scheduled for 105k miles. It's got coil packs, so there is no distributor cap, rotor, plug wires...

Maybe the V-6 has a timing belt???

Automatic or manual tranny? I've never really believed in the 'lubricated for life' trannys. Even a manual tranny, I'd change the tranny oil at 100k (or sooner). Auto tranny much more often than that.

Fresh brake fluid & antifreeze would be good to do whatever kind of engine it has.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 01:22 PM
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 9

Its easy to replace the manual transmission oil yourself. There are quite a few videos posted on Youtube concerning this. For my 5 speed, I go with the BGSynchroshift II. Its a simple drain, and you can make a funnel/tube system (make-it-yourself with a right angle tube at the bottom end) to be able to refill it from the top. Its basically a drain-n-fill !
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got 100K mile service done today, questions? mihalis Engine & Internal 6 10-11-2011 06:00 PM
services 98 accord and newer deserthonda Do-It-Yourself Section 1 01-05-2010 07:42 AM
Which services suck worst? KevinAccord Off Topic 9 01-17-2008 02:40 PM
BG Services Kai Winters Engine & Internal 5 12-24-2007 12:53 PM
anyone want my services? nuprules Appearance 0 03-31-2006 04:47 AM

100k, 2002, 2003, 2005, 96, accord, coupon, florida, honda, items, maintenance, maintenence, major, mile, recommended, service

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.