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REPLACING A TIMING CHAIN?

2004 Honda Accord

2004 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 117000 miles

I have a 2004 Honda Accord 4 cly with 117,000 miles. Do I need to replace the timing chain? If so, at what miles?
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Thevertical
October 23, 2009.



Your vehicle is equipped with a timing belt, not a chain, and it should be replaced every 105,000 miles.

Bluelightnin6
Oct 23, 2009.
I just double checked my owners manual and the 4 cyl.'S do not have a belt. The V6 does but not the 4cyl. It has a chain. And they recommend every 60,000 miles changing the belt (though I usually see 90,000).

Tiny
Thevertical
Oct 23, 2009.
Sorry, that is correct. The in-line 4 cylinder engines do have a timing chain, but there is no set interval for replacement. They are supposed to last the life time of the vehicle. As for the V6 with timing belts, the mileage depends on the severity of the driving style. 105,000 is what the dealer recommends replacing the timing belt under normal operating conditions. Under severe operating conditions the mileage is every 60,000.

Bluelightnin6
Oct 23, 2009.