Mechanics

HONDA ACCORD TIMING BELT PROBLEM

1992 Honda Accord • 114,000 miles

I would like a step by step procedure on changing the timing belt on this vehicle, and what I should inspect knowing the timing belt was broken
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Moneysam
October 18, 2012.




Turn piston away from TDC and remove the valve cover. Inspect all valve clearances and if any are excessive large, you would need to take the head off to replace the valves. Start with this first.

KHLow2008
Oct 18, 2012.
Ok what would b within spec valve lash clearance and what would b excessive?

Tiny
Moneysam
Oct 19, 2012.
The valve clearance is checked with cold engine, which is not a problem now.
Intake - 0.25 mm
Exhaust - 0.30.

Bent valves would have them at more than 0.50 mm

KHLow2008
Oct 19, 2012.
Ok great

Tiny
Moneysam
Oct 19, 2012.
Let us know how it goes.

KHLow2008
Oct 20, 2012.
Ok

Tiny
Moneysam
Oct 20, 2012.
Well I decided to refer her to so meone more experianced I havnt changed a timing belt before or ever did valve adjustment and inspection on that type of engine but im sure sheshes gonna need a valve job n timing belt replacement

Tiny
Moneysam
Oct 20, 2012.
Timing belt is definite but valve job you can still hope that nothing is damaged as engine speed and how the belt gave way can still result in no damages.

If you are DIY, it is ok but if you are in the vehile repair business, replacing a timing belt is as common as a clutch job so you need to upgrade yourself on that. Timing belts have been phased out in many newer vehicles with chains and that would be more of a headache where work to be done is concerned. Good thing is timing chains have a longer lifespan and lesser maintainance but the damage is going to be much more than a bad timing belt.
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KHLow2008
Oct 21, 2012.
Right on I agree

Tiny
Moneysam
Oct 22, 2012.

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