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Old 19 Mar 2008, 09:01 pm
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Default When should the timing belt be replaced on an 02 honda civic?

I am about to buy an 02 civic ex that has 112,000 miles and my mechanic is worried about the timing belt might need to be replaced soon, when should it be replaced and is it a hard thing to replace on your own?
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 09:16 pm
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Looks like your mechanic is right if the work has not yeat been done.7 years or 110,000 for the timing belt per the owners manualchange the water pump and coolant when the timing belt is changedalso have the spark plugs replaced and the valves adjusted at that time per the owner's manualIf you're buying the car, a Honda dealer would charge about $900 to do the timing belt, coolant, water pump, spark plugs and, valve adustment. You should use that in your negotiations on the price of the car you're about to buyif you have a lift the timing belt isn't that hard to do if you have done them before. if not, don't use your new car as practice. Most dealers will do the timing belt, water pump and coolant as a package on that car for about $450. You can get it done for less at an independent who's looking for work.the plugs are expensive; about $25 each for the Honda platinum plugs. don't buy the cheap plugs from a parts store; they aren't the right heat range and the cars run poorly on the non-honda plugs.hope that helps
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 09:31 pm
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I have heard as early as 60K miles. You definitely want to ensure it's done correctly whether you decided to do it yourself or not. If that breaks or malfunctions, you're looking at an engine rebuild. It's better to be on the safe side.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 09:46 pm
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at the least every 50-60 thousand miles don't run over that or you will be taking a chance of it breaking and doing some damage to the engine,the owners manual says at least every 60 thousand,but i like to change them before that,they can break before that,good luck.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 10:01 pm
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every 60k miles
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 10:16 pm
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i really dont know. check herohonda website. or mail them. its that simple.
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it is 7 years or 103-110,000 miles
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