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2012 Honda Accord Sedan EX 4dr I4 Man

2012 Honda Accord Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Large
23 (2011) mpg city / 33 (2011) mpg hwy
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December 17, 2012, 12:53 pm

Susie T
 

Question: Timing belt

I have a 2008 Honda Accord Sedan EX. Mileage is 110,000.

Dealer is recommending to change the timing belt. If I don't the car could suddenly die... The image of the car dying while going 70 mph on LA freeway is convincing. On the other hand I've heard timing belts last 200 300k miles. What to do; what to do...


December 19, 2012, 7:19 pm

Tyler O
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Absolutely do the belt, ASAP.

Failure of the belt on this engine will result in major internal engine damage (valve will hit pistons)

As a mechanic, I've never seen over 130k on a timing belt and seen them break as early as 70k

You may want to also replace the water pump and other timing group components.


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