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Our timing belt broke on our 95 honda accord and we got put another motor in. It runs but doesnt have power and oil is leaking bad when the car warms up.

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  • nina daugherty Apr 16, 2009

    we replaced the motor but something isnt right it seems like the motor wants to bog down when you take off.

  • nina daugherty Apr 16, 2009

    We got some family to help us pull the motor at home so i guess we didnt do a very good job,but we think its the main seal that is leaking the oil, but we cant figure out what we did wrong to make the car not run good.

  • nina daugherty Apr 16, 2009

    It seems like it idles the same as it didbefore we started having problems.

  • nina daugherty Apr 16, 2009

    the person who test drove it said it ran fine when you take off but once you get going a certain speed it loses power

  • Leng Yang May 11, 2010

    Could possibly be a vacuum hose that was not connected properly or at all. Since the engine was apart, then it could possibly be the main seal (makes sense)

    If you get the engine apart again, I would replace both seals (rear and main) and check to your gaskets on the head and oil pan (if you're leaking... if you're burning oil, then that's obviously internal)

    Another thing to replace is the fuel filter and the pvc valve.

    How does the car idle? How bout when you start it up?

  • Leng Yang May 11, 2010

    I would definitely go see the mechanic or place that supposedly did the swap. If they did replaced the motor with a different motor, they either gave you a bad motor or simply didn't do anything at all but replace the timing belt. Simply put, the replacement motor should not be leaking oil if the mechanic did what they were suppose to do (which was to solve your engine problem). A good mechanic would have put in the motor, test drove it to make sure that there were no other surprises. If there were, then they should have addressed that then and there.

    If the motor was replaced, they did a shotty job and would go see them again. A motor swap or replacement typically takes a shop about a week or two (depending on experience). If it only took a day, they definitely didn't replace the motor.

  • Leng Yang May 11, 2010

    So what exactly are you needing help on? Yes sounds like you'll need another motor put in. When your timing belt breaks, it can definite cause a lot of motor damage being that the belt controls the movement within the engine. If the belt snaps while the car is running, the internals can potentially run right into each other, either breaking or bending those internal parts. In which case, either a rebuild is needed or just replace the entire motor.


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First of all do you know if your engine is a non-interference i would think a 95 would be non-interference ( another words the valves do not collide with the piston in the event of belt failure ) for the power loss issue i would suspect your cam to crank timing ( align timing marks )
exactly. as far as your oil leaks, as mentioned by another comment,
your seals, ie. rear main, front crank, and your cam seal would of been simple to do prior to stabbing the engine, except for the cam seal you now have quite a job, if you did the install. if you paid a shop
take it back. this is not even close to good business

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