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Old 26 Feb 2007, 07:16 pm
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Default 1999 Honda Accord Timing belt

I have a 99 Accord LX (2.3L) automatic transmission. It's done about
88500 miles, and I'm thinking of changing the timing belt. This is my
first car, and my first major repair/maintanence work. The honda
authorized service center guy said that along with the timing belt,
it's advisable to change the balancer belt, water pump, some oil seals
and gaskets. Can anyone please corroborate on this info, and give me
suggestions /advice on what is neccessary to change. I'd also greatly
appreciate it if you could give me a price range. Thanks a bunch.
Srikanth

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Old 26 Feb 2007, 07:41 pm
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"sriki07@gmail.com" <sriki07@gmail.com> wrote in
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> I have a 99 Accord LX (2.3L) automatic transmission. It's done about
> 88500 miles, and I'm thinking of changing the timing belt. This is my
> first car, and my first major repair/maintanence work.




Your car needs its belts replaced every eight years or 105,000 miles.
You're due for it now.



> The honda
> authorized service center guy said that along with the timing belt,
> it's advisable to change the balancer belt, water pump, some oil seals
> and gaskets.




Very good advice. The same labor is need to get at all those parts
anyway. And the balancer belt MUST be changed at the same time in any
case!

Replace accessory drive belts as well.



> Can anyone please corroborate on this info, and give me
> suggestions /advice on what is neccessary to change.




Spin the tensioner/idler pulleys by hand. Replace if signs of wear. But
they usually last at least until the second belt change, so you should
be OK there.

Use all OEM parts and coolant.



> I'd also greatly
> appreciate it if you could give me a price range.




Independent garages will charge less, but may use incorrect coolant and
aftermarket parts unless you specify OEM. You'll probably save $100 or
so using an independent and OEM parts.



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Old 26 Feb 2007, 07:45 pm
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Default Re: 1999 Honda Accord Timing belt

You've received sound advice. Those suggestions are all good preventive
maintenance.
Depending on your location and services performed price can range from $400
to $600.
Don't use anything but factory original parts and fluids.
Howard
<sriki07@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 99 Accord LX (2.3L) automatic transmission. It's done about
> 88500 miles, and I'm thinking of changing the timing belt. This is my
> first car, and my first major repair/maintanence work. The honda
> authorized service center guy said that along with the timing belt,
> it's advisable to change the balancer belt, water pump, some oil seals
> and gaskets. Can anyone please corroborate on this info, and give me
> suggestions /advice on what is neccessary to change. I'd also greatly
> appreciate it if you could give me a price range. Thanks a bunch.
> Srikanth
>



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Old 26 Feb 2007, 08:43 pm
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On Feb 26, 8:41 pm, Tegger <teg...@tegger.c0m> wrote:
> "srik...@gmail.com" <srik...@gmail.com> wrote innews:1172538977.083484.107670@a75g2000cwd.google groups.com:
>
> > I have a 99 Accord LX (2.3L) automatic transmission. It's done about
> > 88500 miles, and I'm thinking of changing the timing belt. This is my
> > first car, and my first major repair/maintanence work.

>
> Your car needs its belts replaced every eight years or 105,000 miles.
> You're due for it now.
>
> > The honda
> > authorized service center guy said that along with the timing belt,
> > it's advisable to change the balancer belt, water pump, some oil seals
> > and gaskets.

>
> Very good advice. The same labor is need to get at all those parts
> anyway. And the balancer belt MUST be changed at the same time in any
> case!
>
> Replace accessory drive belts as well.
>
> > Can anyone please corroborate on this info, and give me
> > suggestions /advice on what is neccessary to change.

>
> Spin the tensioner/idler pulleys by hand. Replace if signs of wear. But
> they usually last at least until the second belt change, so you should
> be OK there.
>
> Use all OEM parts and coolant.
>
> > I'd also greatly
> > appreciate it if you could give me a price range.

>
> Independent garages will charge less, but may use incorrect coolant and
> aftermarket parts unless you specify OEM. You'll probably save $100 or
> so using an independent and OEM parts.
>
> --
> Tegger
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQwww.tegger.com/hondafaq/



Thanks! That was great help.

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Old 26 Feb 2007, 08:43 pm
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On Feb 26, 8:45 pm, "Howard" <howardh1951@(nospam)gmail.com> wrote:
> You've received sound advice. Those suggestions are all good preventive
> maintenance.
> Depending on your location and services performed price can range from $400
> to $600.
> Don't use anything but factory original parts and fluids.
> Howard<srik...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1172538977.083484.107670@a75g2000cwd.googlegr oups.com...
>
> >I have a 99 Accord LX (2.3L) automatic transmission. It's done about
> > 88500 miles, and I'm thinking of changing the timing belt. This is my
> > first car, and my first major repair/maintanence work. The honda
> > authorized service center guy said that along with the timing belt,
> > it's advisable to change the balancer belt, water pump, some oil seals
> > and gaskets. Can anyone please corroborate on this info, and give me
> > suggestions /advice on what is neccessary to change. I'd also greatly
> > appreciate it if you could give me a price range. Thanks a bunch.
> > Srikanth


Thanks for your help!

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Old 26 Feb 2007, 08:54 pm
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Default Re: 1999 Honda Accord Timing belt

sriki07@gmail.com wrote:
> I have a 99 Accord LX (2.3L) automatic transmission. It's done about
> 88500 miles, and I'm thinking of changing the timing belt. This is my
> first car, and my first major repair/maintanence work. The honda
> authorized service center guy said that along with the timing belt,
> it's advisable to change the balancer belt, water pump, some oil seals
> and gaskets. Can anyone please corroborate on this info, and give me
> suggestions /advice on what is neccessary to change. I'd also greatly
> appreciate it if you could give me a price range. Thanks a bunch.
> Srikanth
>

technically, the belt is due on age, but if it were my car, i'd be
inclined to wait.

regarding changing other parts, most should last until the second change
if you've been using decent lubes and coolant. oil seals particularly
i'd leave unless they're leaking. sealing surfaces are too frequently
messed up by inept removal of old seals. oil quality affects seal
leakage big time - due to use of seal conditioners in their formulation.
or not.
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 02:19 pm
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Default Re: 1999 Honda Accord Timing belt

I'd also greatly
> appreciate it if you could give me a price range. Thanks a bunch.
> Srikanth


Replacement of my 2000 Accord's timing belt, water pump, balancer
belt, seals and gaskets (like others said, it all makes sense while
they're in there) at my New Hampshire Honda dealer ran exactly 499.95.
However, they did not replace my drive belts at that time - I think
you'd have to ask specifically to have that done as well.

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