. The overall function they serve is mostly the same. A timing chain works with tensioners holding the chain in place which are controlled by engine oil pressure. I am fortunate to have found a honest dealer. Either way, it was driven both fast and furious. All V6 Accords at least thru 2012 have a timing belt that has to be replaced periodically. I do not like the no-haggle business model at the dealership I bought my Olds from Cadillac and Chevrolet now , but I do trust their repair shop.
My dad was a dealer so I was raised in the industry from years well before I could drive. It is critical to replace the belt. You should have the transmission fluid changed and the spark plugs should have been replaced at 100,000 miles. That is because every kids first car Is their fathers old car. Everything You Ought to Know About Your Engine's Timing Belt By Product Expert Posted in , , , on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 3:58 pm While many people do a good job changing their own oil or tires, there are important vehicle components, such as the timing belt, that need to be left to the professionals. The second choice is the 3.
Use a clean container; cap or cover the container and wipe up spillage. All of these moving parts must move at precisely the right time, or your engine will not work properly—if at all. There is also a balance shaft belt that must be replaced at the same time. Seems that I am looking for a unicorn lately. Especially transmissions on the 1998-2002 era Accords went thru 4 I am looking for a stick instead of an automatic. The V6 however still uses a belt.
The F and H series motors were belts. The 2013 V6 engine is almost identical to the 2012, so the 2013 probably has a timing belt as well. I believe the recommended change… 1. A timing chain, the older of the two technologies, looks similar to a bike chain. Remove the timing cover maybe? For Hondas manufactured after 1997, this is every 105k miles not 60k miles like many other cars. For more detailed instructions check out the Honda Timing Belt Tech Article at DenLorsTools.
The V6 is an interference engine and as such if the belt breaks you will have serious engine damage. How does one tell about which is which? If it is the 6 speed automatic, then you should at least have a drain and fill done every 30k. It happens that I trust the Honda dealer I bought my Accord from for service. Check your mileage and if your Honda is near the 105k, 210k, etc. Does the Honda Accord Have a timing belt or timing chain? When I buy a car, I am only interested in the purchase, not the service. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Inspect and replace serpentine belt as needed. This is what controls the crankshaft, camshaft and further controls movement of pistons and valves within your engine. Remove the splash shield from below the engine. These need to be replaced roughly every 60,000-100,00 miles. Remove the driverside tire and udercover. Your friends at Patty Peck Honda are here to help you search for a new vehicle, and take care of it as well. There is another brand of car I would like to get Miata but had such a horrible experience previously with that dealership will forgo the Mazda.
Either way, it was driven both fast and furious. Belts tend to be quieter and if damaged, will cause less damage to your engine. Timing chains last longer than belts, but if they do fail, are likely to cause far more damage to your engine than a damaged timing belt. Honda recommends to replace water pump at that point for 2 reasons: 1. I also highly recommend you replace the water pump to save labor costs later on.
Contact us with any questions, or today! Now which transmission do you have? Belts are Honda's achilles heels - oh and transmissions. No upsells on purchase, no upsells or unneeded services in the service department. All Honda Accord V6 engines ever built have a cam belt and they are all interference engines. Turn the engine to align the timing marks and set cylinder No. I need to get with the program, but hey , I had to relearn how to walk. Basically any 4 cylinder Accord 2003 and newer.