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Is there a way to evaluate 3.2 TL timing belt condition

I've got 118,000 Miles (190KM) on 2001 3.2TL... the mechanic recommends I replace the belts but isn't an Accura specialist. Is there a cost effective way to evaluate the timing belt before replacing them?

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There is no way to know if the belt will last one more day or one more year, the factory recommends the belt be replaced every 105,000 miles.

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