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Old 02-25-2009, 10:16 AM
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So.. my car has just about 80k on it....the timing belt has never been changed...so i figure its due..... how difficult is it to do this and what's involved?? Ive never done it before, so wanted an idea before i decided to drop a billion$$ for a mech.

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Old 02-25-2009, 11:08 AM
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This link will give you an overview of the job.

FYI: Under normal weather and driving condition, you may be able to drive safely for another 20K miles before changing the belt.
 
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:01 PM
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Honda stealerships usually want approximately ~$500-550 for the usual timing belt job. And like Ronj said, the typical time to change the belts is around 100K depending on your driving conditions and the region you live in.
 
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lol you live in akron im from columbus bring it down here and ill do it for ya its easy.
 
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:24 PM
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how old is the car?
pretty sure after 7 years you're recommended to replace it regardless of the mileage.
 
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its a 2000.. and yea... if you'd be willing to help me out id come down to cbus that'd be sweet! whereabouts r u at?


and.... what do you consider 'normal driving conditions'..... hahaha
 
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i live on osu campus and work at a shop down here
 
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:25 PM
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you should replace within every 7 years (i think it's 7 years) or 105k miles, whichever comes first. doing it before that is common practice though, say at 90-100k miles.
 
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