Mechanics

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A NEW TIMING BELT

2001 Honda Civic

Engine Performance problem
2001 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 138000 miles

I am about to drive across country from CA to NY. I went to have a 90K tune up and had my spark plugs and battery changed. I cannot remember if I've ever had my timing belt changed. The mechanic recommended it, in addition to my water pump and coolant. If my water pump isn't broke- do I really need to fix it? I'm short on cash and they said in total it would cost $400 to replace timing belt and water pump. Is there any way to know if my timing belt has already been changed (besides paperwork)? Thanks!
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Nickilovely
August 17, 2009.



Your timing belt should be replaced every 60k miles. Water pump should only be replaced if it is suspected to be faulty.

Bluelightnin6
Aug 17, 2009.