Squeaky belts are annoying, and should be repaired before actual damage occurs. Technical posts are welcome here however. You can always go further however the odds in my opinion stack up more and more against you as the miles go by. A valve adjustment is a fairly straightforward. Also if the timing belt drives the water pump you should have it replaced at the same time. Step 5 — Remove valve cover This is another necessary step in order to ensure the motor is timed correctly after the belt and pump are replaced. Step 4 — Remove driver's side engine mount To gain more clearance, this mount will need to be removed.
The hoses do not need to come off. This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002. I also never changed the water pump or tensioners back at the first timing belt change around 100k miles. Oil seals for the crank and cam were a little extra. Pro Tip Be mindful of the spring hooked to one of the bolts as it is connected to timing balancer belt tensioner. The 4 cylinder engine with a belt has a 7 year, 105k interval. In some parts of the country, you can go further but in my area, the mid-south, It would not be a good ideal.
Careful consideration should be taken when installing the components because you will need to ensure timing is set correctly as previously marked. Or pay for a substantial rebuild. Replacement of the timing belt is normal maintenance on Honda vehicles, and many others. Step 9 — Remove water pump Now that the coolant has been drained and the timing belt as well as the balancer have been removed, the water pump can come out. This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002.
The Accord needs special tools to change the belt and many mechanics do not understand how to line up the balance shaft, so make sure the mechanic that does this has the tools and the understanding of the balance shaft. How can you conclude that this may be a scam? This is playing automotive roulette. This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002. Believe us, it is not a scam, although Honda belts are of very high quality with a good built-in safety margin. Find out how to do that with this. If anyone knows of subreddits other than for automotive mechanical support, please message the mods so we can add it! Nothing irks me like people that think a mechanics job is easy and that they are being scammed by having to pay them money.
If they are or you want to spend the extra cash for labor seals are cheap now would be the time to do it. His high quality car buying tutorials offer help to the car buying public. Pro Tip Before moving on to the next step, it's wise to drain the coolant. Honda Accord: How to Replace Timing Belt, Timing Balancer, and Water Pump As per Honda, your timing belt needs to be serviced every 50,000 to 80,000 miles. In this article we explain how to replace an oil pump on a Honda Accord and. If you think timing belt replacements are a scam to generate a boat payment then do a net search about broken timing belts. You also lose power steering and brakes.
Pro Tip Using a breaker bar and a large pipe can provide the leverage needed to break the bolt loose. Subreddits you may also enjoy: Honda tech with here with lots of of belts under my belt. I recommend using oem parts. While you're in there, there are a few other important things to address like the timing balancer and the water pump. The cost of the timing belt replacement is pocket change compared to repairing the damage caused by a broken timing belt.
Move them to the side. Your headlight fluid probably does not need to be changed. Belts tend to break in cold weather, at least thats been my experience. Go to Gates for a download on the interference engines list. They need regular servicing, and are critical components to the longevity of your vehicle.
Know what you are getting. Some engines have whats known as a contact motor. This could cost a whole lot more than replacing the belt. In my case, it was life threatening as it happened out in the middle of nowhere during an ice storm. There is no way of telling if the belt needs to be replaced, simply by inspecting it. There are no Honda engines that are non-interference.
. A belt will need to be changed at regular intervals usually at 90-120k miles whereas a chain is generally good for the life of the engine and does not require maintenance. They are equally important, and require special attention that requires advanced mechanical knowledge. I am a shade tree mechanic. Step 6 — Remove crank pulley and bolt This is one of the last components of the drive train that needs to come in order to remove the last belt.