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Old 06 Oct 2007, 10:08 am
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Default When do you change the timing belt for a 1997 Honda Del Sol?

When do you change the timing belt for a 1997 Honda Del Sol?
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 10:09 am
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every 80k miles
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 10:12 am
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It needs to be changed every 75,000 miles, and when you change the belt, you need to change the water pump as well.Good luck!
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 10:16 am
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every 80k is safe make sure to change the belt tentioners and check for oil leaks. Learned this the hardway...I bought the car and saw it was changed only 30k ago so I figued I was good for a while. Low and behold it broke going 70 on the highway. I did the timing belt part my self and found the tentioners were old and not working properly and there was a small oil on that side. Got the timing belt on and low and behold my compression was no where to be found because all my valves were busted. It sucked and it cost alot of money.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 10:28 am
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It is changed every 90k-100k miles. With the timing belt you should also replace the timing belt tensioner, & the outside belts. You can chose to replace the waterpump as well but does not have to be done with the timing belt. On the Accord you HAVE to change it together but not on the Civics! If you replace the waterpump with the timing belt then you will probably save 1-2 hours of labor But you may not have to replace the waterpum for another year or two. I would suggest when you take your car to the shop tell them you would like the timing belt (along with what's list above) replaced and for them to call you and tell you what the waterpump looks like and their opinion on weather it should be replaced!
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