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Old 11 Nov 2007, 12:01 am
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Default Do I need to replace the timing belt on my Acura Cl?

I recently purchased an 01 Cl with 110,000 miles. There were no records of any repairs done. I have friends who have had to replace their engine because of snapped timing belts. Is there an urgency to have mine replaced? Is it expensive? Thanks.
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compared to replacing an engine, the timing belt is a cheap fix... it's maintenance and recommended by the manufacture.
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Old 11 Nov 2007, 12:46 am
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Had the same problem with my 97 Honda Accord. My mechanic told me that Honda timing belts must be changed every 90,000 miles. I can't imagine it would be any different for Acuras.I don't know how much it'll cost you, but trust me, move it to the top of your priority list.
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If there's no records It'd be a good idea to change it. About $400-500
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Old 11 Nov 2007, 01:16 am
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Yes you do. Especially with the car having over 100,000 miles. What happens when your timing belt breaks while you are driving, is that your engine's pistons gets mistimed with your intake and exhaust valves. Either your intake or exhaust valves should be closed and they are not, and the same time your pistons are going up and down hitting these valves. Thus creating damage to your engine and the valves. A whole complete engine package is recommended. Don't wait any longer and have replace now for a lot lot less than a whole new or rebuilt engine and have your timing belt replaced between 80,000 to 100,000 miles.
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If it has not been replaced or you are not sure if it has get it done soon. Typically this should be done at 60K miles. You could become stranded if it breaks and it can cause major engine damage as well. Should run about $350 to $400 to have it replaced.
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Since you don't know it's good preventive maintenance to have it replaced ASAP.
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Old 11 Nov 2007, 02:01 am
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i would check it out. you should be able to see the bolt that was removed/replaced with a new bolt mounting the engine block. if you don't know what that is, just take it to a service place and ask them. if you change the timing belt, change the other drive belts and water pump too.I'd change all the fluids while you're at it.
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