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Replace Timing Chain for 2003 Honda CRV?

Should I replace the timing chain on my 2003 Honda CRV as preventative maintenance? Two Honda techs have given me different answers. One says yes, the other says Honda doesn't call for it, that they expect the chain to last the life of the vehicle. Who do I believe?

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  • pastorjim283 Feb 20, 2009

    I'm told that this being a timing "chain" and not a belt makes the change unnecessary. Does that make sense?

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    what is the bolt size of a 2003 honda CRV tensioner pulley?

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Rule of thumb this is a timeing belt and it should be changed every 75,000 mile as a general practice. I hope this helps, dont forget to rate my answer, thanks

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

  • Marco60 Jan 15, 2012

    2002 and up CR-V's have timing chains, not belts. They do not need to be replaced.

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