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Old 05 Jul 2011, 09:01 pm
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Default does a 2003 honda civic have a belt or chain?

2003 civic 1.7 5 speed 2 door ,have a timing chain or belt & if it does have a belt , what year did honda start putting in the timing chain & what milage shuld they be change neather leaks oil the 2003 is califorina emission. tanks drpeppers
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Old 05 Jul 2011, 09:16 pm
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pretty sure it has a timing belt. not sure what honda's replacement interval is, but most manufacturers recommend between 60,000-100,000 miles. i think they put timing chains in starting the 06 or 07 model year
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Old 05 Jul 2011, 09:31 pm
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Many Hondas, including your Civic, have timing belts. Change the belt between 60,000 and 90,000 miles. The 06+ Civics have timing chains.
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Old 05 Jul 2011, 09:46 pm
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Honda recommends replacement of the timing belt at 105,000 miles or 7 years, whichever comes first.
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