Question about 1999 Honda Accord
99 Honda Accord 4 cyl manual 54000 kms, serviced every 6 months. Timing belt never been changed, getting close to 15 yrs but very low kms. Is a timing belt change urgent? or can I wait untill closer to recommended kms. Basically how long will a timing chain last.
USA answers, always.
and 60k is most cars. (most cars they like to die at 100k miles)
and is not possible by any human to answer EOL , end of life.
that depends if its Honda belt, or Gates or some china carp
sold off fleabay.
and air temp, where you live, Climate, Pheonix. or Canada?
ok it seems this belt is the first ever to be changed out. Gates is the best.
my online links shows 5 engine options, 1.6L to 3L.
that begs the question #1 is my engine interference type,
if you go to the GATES (tm) ecatalog, you can see if it is or not. using engine type. option as your selection.
i pulled up the maintenance tab and it states, 105K miles.
but may vary by engine, and for sure if belt is 2nd time.
look up this info carefully.
and can vary with cars driven extensively in stop and go traffic.
hot , and long engine hours, but low miles.
i see no chain, on the 5 engines, alldata shows 5 belts.
105,000 miles best case USA.
168,000 meters 168K meters
urgent.? 2.3L is interference 105/60k (60k miles severe usage)
i look at Gates and bingo Interference.
is it urgent.
easy answer?, if it looks bad, it is. get it out of there.
cracks, fraying, distortions of any kind.
only reality counts. (yours)
navigates. is the ecat.
if really paranoid, get a real Honda belt... 105k miles is magic.
Posted on Nov 02, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It depends, 4cyl. is a chain, the 6cyl. is a belt and it is an interference engine. I have not done this one yet, but Hondas are never that easy.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
2003 and up Honda Accord with 4 cylinder engines do indeed have a chain and the V6 has a belt which must be replaced at 110,000 miles. Why? Ask Honda, they designed the engines.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for your clarification. Most helpful"
the 2.4L has a timing chain which is self adjusting and lasts the life of the engine. The v6 needs a timing belt replacement about every 90-105k miles.
Posted on May 18, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 21, 2013 | 1999 Honda Accord
Apr 12, 2011 | 2004 Honda Accord
Jul 14, 2010 | 2004 Honda Accord
May 27, 2010 | 1992 Honda Accord
Jan 22, 2010 | 1999 Honda Accord
Dec 28, 2009 | 2006 Honda Accord
Oct 26, 2009 | 1995 Honda Accord
Sep 19, 2009 | 2001 Honda Accord
Aug 27, 2009 | 2001 Honda Accord
Jul 13, 2009 | 2004 Honda Accord
Jan 24, 2017 | 1999 Honda Accord
185 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: