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Old 31 Mar 2005, 06:58 pm
Bruce Burrus
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Hi All,

Will anyone send me information on a site that will tell me how to
change the timing belt on a 89' civic ex, please. It's my daughters car and
I need to get this done before it breaks. Oh, on that note, if it does break
will it damage the motor? I also need the name of some site to get parts
off-line. Thanks very much for this information.

Bruce B.


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Old 01 Apr 2005, 06:22 am
Michael Pardee
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"Bruce Burrus" <bkburrus@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:F013e.5927$c76.4160@newssvr11.news.prodigy.co m...
> Hi All,
>
> Will anyone send me information on a site that will tell me how to
> change the timing belt on a 89' civic ex, please. It's my daughters car
> and I need to get this done before it breaks. Oh, on that note, if it does
> break will it damage the motor? I also need the name of some site to get
> parts off-line. Thanks very much for this information.
>
> Bruce B.
>

Check out the Honda FAQs on this subject at
http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/faq.html#engines

In short, yes, the engine will very likely be damaged if the belt breaks.
The job is a fairly advanced DIY, but the toughest part is getting the crank
bolt loose. Beyond that it is a medium DIY *as long as you are careful about
lining up and tensioning the new belt*. Read the FAQs and decide after that.
Many of us replace the water pump at the same time, since the work to
replace the belt is 90% of the work to replace the pump. In addition, the
tensioner(s) may need replacement if the bearings are too dry and rattly.

Mike


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Old 01 Apr 2005, 06:32 am
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This IS NOT an easy maintenance. I'd reccomend you get someone who knows
what they are doing, unless you are more than a shade tree mechanic. I'm
pretty good, and I do all my maintenance EXCEPT this one. I let the Pros
handle it.

Also change the water pump. It's a cheap item, and you are already there
when you do the TB. This is standard practice.

A Chiltons manual can be had at any autoparts store for less than $20.


G-Man


"Bruce Burrus" <bkburrus@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:F013e.5927$c76.4160@newssvr11.news.prodigy.co m...
> Hi All,
>
> Will anyone send me information on a site that will tell me how to
> change the timing belt on a 89' civic ex, please. It's my daughters car
> and I need to get this done before it breaks. Oh, on that note, if it does
> break will it damage the motor? I also need the name of some site to get
> parts off-line. Thanks very much for this information.
>
> Bruce B.
>



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Old 01 Apr 2005, 07:56 am
Bruce Burrus
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Thanks for your quick responses and I will take all your advise. I've done
the belt on my old Volvo two or three times and getting the bolt on the
harmonic balancer is the hardest part of that too but of course you have to
have all the timing marks lind up.
Thanks again, I'll use your sorces.
Bruce


"G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> This IS NOT an easy maintenance. I'd reccomend you get someone who knows
> what they are doing, unless you are more than a shade tree mechanic. I'm
> pretty good, and I do all my maintenance EXCEPT this one. I let the Pros
> handle it.
>
> Also change the water pump. It's a cheap item, and you are already there
> when you do the TB. This is standard practice.
>
> A Chiltons manual can be had at any autoparts store for less than $20.
>
>
> G-Man
>
>
> "Bruce Burrus" <bkburrus@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:F013e.5927$c76.4160@newssvr11.news.prodigy.co m...
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Will anyone send me information on a site that will tell me how to
>> change the timing belt on a 89' civic ex, please. It's my daughters car
>> and I need to get this done before it breaks. Oh, on that note, if it
>> does break will it damage the motor? I also need the name of some site to
>> get parts off-line. Thanks very much for this information.
>>
>> Bruce B.
>>

>
>



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Old 01 Apr 2005, 09:37 am
Jason
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G-Man,
Great advice. I would also NOT attempt such a repair since I have never
done it before. Screwing this up this job could cause serious damage.
Jason



In article <114qfqsqmt38786@news.supernews.com>, "G-Man"
<g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote:

> This IS NOT an easy maintenance. I'd reccomend you get someone who knows
> what they are doing, unless you are more than a shade tree mechanic. I'm
> pretty good, and I do all my maintenance EXCEPT this one. I let the Pros
> handle it.
>
> Also change the water pump. It's a cheap item, and you are already there
> when you do the TB. This is standard practice.
>
> A Chiltons manual can be had at any autoparts store for less than $20.
>
>
> G-Man
>
>
> "Bruce Burrus" <bkburrus@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:F013e.5927$c76.4160@newssvr11.news.prodigy.co m...
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Will anyone send me information on a site that will tell me how to
> > change the timing belt on a 89' civic ex, please. It's my daughters car
> > and I need to get this done before it breaks. Oh, on that note, if it does
> > break will it damage the motor? I also need the name of some site to get
> > parts off-line. Thanks very much for this information.
> >
> > Bruce B.
> >


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