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  • avatar isellhondas 08/07/10 2:02 pm PST

    Honda says to change the timing belt every 7 years or 105,000 miles.

    I wouldn't assume it's been replaced. It is possible for a mechanic to pry back the cover and look at the belt. By doing this, they can usually tell if it's a replacement belt. If it looks original or worn, change it!

    The tensioners normally aren't replaced along with the timing belts because they rarely go bad on Hondas. It is a smart thing to replace the water pump, seals and the other belts while they are " in there".

    I think you may need to find a more competant mechanic. They should be able to hoke up a scanner to see what is causing that light to come on. Smelling a "strong smell" of gas is never a good thing and you shouldn't ignore this. It could be something as simple as a bad gas cap.

    I alos need to stress the need to find a shop that knows Hondas inside and out and not a shop that guesses at problems.

    Those are VERY reliable cars that can go 300,000 miles and more IF they are taken care of.

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  • scanman1 08/07/10 1:29 pm PST

    Severe service says 60,000 normal service says 105,000 miles. If its been replaced I say its getting time to do again.You evidently dont have the service records, so I would do complete t/belt service to it . That includes all guides and w/pump and all the oil seals. Even the tensioner should be considered. This will insure confidence in your vehicle.

  • isellhondas 08/07/10 2:02 pm PST

    Honda says to change the timing belt every 7 years or 105,000 miles.

    I wouldn't assume it's been replaced. It is possible for a mechanic to pry back the cover and look at the belt. By doing this, they can usually tell if it's a replacement belt. If it looks original or worn, change it!

    The tensioners normally aren't replaced along with the timing belts because they rarely go bad on Hondas. It is a smart thing to replace the water pump, seals and the other belts while they are " in there".

    I think you may need to find a more competant mechanic. They should be able to hoke up a scanner to see what is causing that light to come on. Smelling a "strong smell" of gas is never a good thing and you shouldn't ignore this. It could be something as simple as a bad gas cap.

    I alos need to stress the need to find a shop that knows Hondas inside and out and not a shop that guesses at problems.

    Those are VERY reliable cars that can go 300,000 miles and more IF they are taken care of.

    Source: 

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