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When Should I Replace My Timing Belt in My Honda Accord?

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Hi,

I have 2001 Honda accord EX V6 that has run 56000 miles. The Honda mechanic asked me to replace the timing belt immediately. The Pepboys guy says not necessarily till 80k miles. Should I replace the timing belt?

Thanks,
Kalpana

Hi there!!

Normally they would be replaced around 70-80k miles but check your owners manual since it can very some. Better safe than sorry but 55K might be a little premature in my opinion.

Blessings
Austin Davis

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  1. Eugene says:

    DANIEL, you said it , 105K miles or 7 years, whichever comes first, in the above case, vehicle was 9 years old at the time of posting. there’s a logical reason behind it I am sure you know. I own a very reputable shop. Also my mechanics are ASE certified, as well as having access to technician only networks and ALL factory guides , as well as timing belt books and recommended service items online at their disposal, same as your owner’s manual. My mechanics each have 20 years experience, I can easily say that they do a lot more timing belt services ( with waterpump and tensioners/guides) than many of the dealers, and my shop has perfect reputation , and in the same location for 30 years.
    the important thing about timing belt replacement is to give the customer his/her options during timing belt replacement! would he/she want to do labor saving services at the same time? Also, like any recommended service, inform the customer WHY it is due for replacement AND what can it cause if it breaks down/slips!
    shop owner form SoCal.
    E.U.

  2. DANIEL says:

    Service interval is 105,000 miles or 7 years, whichever occurs first. That is the problem with what some people call “Honda” mechanics. The dealerships are the only place technicians stay factory trained and updated on the new procedures/repairs. And have to stay true to the manufacturer recommendations.

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