I have done it my self on a few older Hondas. On the timing covers you will see sight hole that you flip open to see the cam gears. I don't know exactly what's in that kit for your vehicle, but I know it will include everything you need with the exception of the serpentine belt and tensioner. Install the timing belt clockwise, starting with the crankshaft sprocket and idler pulley, rear camshaft sprocket, water pump, front camshaft sprocket and idler pulley. Photo 12: This simple tool makes filling and bleeding the cooling system easy 15. Mark the belt with the direction of rotation on the timing belt if you intend to re-use the belt. Photo 11: Manual tensioner and stopper tool Note: If either style of tensioner shows any signs of leakage, it should be replaced.
Use 87 Octane any major brand and nothing else. Many people give up on the car rather than paying for the repairs. Usually the noise is noticeable at idle, but disappears when the engine is revved. I'm leaning v6 over the v4 because of the extra little bit of power. The job of a timing belt is to synchronize the rotation of the engine crankshaft with the camshaft s. When the car reaches high mileage, the timing belt on your Honda Accord can begin to wear down and eventually fail. With that said, how does this in any way provide the answer to the original question of when to replace the timing belt.
Replacement of the timing belt is normal maintenance on Honda vehicles, and many others. Install the outer timing belt guide over the camshaft sprocket with the chamfered edge facing away from the belt. Reinstall the tensioner, route your timing belt starting from the crank pulley to your front cam pulley then rearwards. The belt is also time dependent on replacement and 6 years is about the limit, maybe even sooner depending on the environmental conditions and whatnot. Most belts will actually slip before they will break or lose teeth.
What is your professional opinion? Definitely a must do over 60 to 100k. Yes there are 2 major belts. I live in the North East where temps. Also I don't let them just automatically replace the water pump while there at it. I have the very same car and was just about to bring it in at Honda for a timing belt and water pump and oil change. Advertisement Is it necessary to replace a water pump, as well as timing belt tensioner and other hardware along with the belt? Remove the right front wheel.
In some cars, a stretched timing belt can also produce a dull rattling noise coming from the timing belt area. Price for the job sounds high, but not a scam. Linking to outside content is generally not allowed, unless it's germane to the current discussion. Install the lower cover and crankshaft pulley. You now have access to all the cover bolts. Careful consideration should be taken when installing the components because you will need to ensure timing is set correctly as previously marked. That way if the link goes away, the answer still resides.
The bolt to do the job is also provided as one of the L-shaped bolts that secure the battery. Your owners manual tells you that you need to change the belt. We are also happy to advise on how you can save money at the shop. Remove the service bolt and, using a flat-bladed screwdriver in the hole, turn the screwdriver clockwise to retract the tensioner to install the U-shape stopper retaining tool see Photo 11. Before the belt is removed, your service information will instruct you to hold the tensioner in place to prevent it from extending as the belt is removed. Please read the on the subject for details.
You replace it before it breaks! There is a hydraulic tensioner on the rear part of belt area-2 bolts hold it on. Otherwise, there's a good chance you will need to replace the engine. Remove crank pulley and then upper and lower covers. Also, note the alignment of the crankshaft pinion adjustment marks. Always do the two together, use care when setting your timing before removal. Granted, the damage caused by a failed water pump probably won't be as catastrophic as the damage of a failed timing belt, but you should certainly replace it at the same time.
Loosen the crankshaft bolt; this can be a challenge without the proper tool to hold the crankshaft. As you remove the belts, spin anything that rotates to ensure the bearings are in good shape, and source any needed parts before reassembly. This article will guide you through the process of replacing the timing belt, timing balancer, and the water pump on your Accord. Not a scam, but reality. Place the vehicle in the parking lot and apply the parking brake.