Timing marks

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As the vehicle ages, the belt because more worn out. If the belt snaps, you will need a new engine.

Replace the timing belt a.S.A.P.
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Monday, October 8th, 2018 AT 5:32 PM (Merged)
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I bought this car last year with about 153k miles on it. I recently had a mechanic look at it, who said it seemed fine, but when had the timing belt been replaced, since--if it goes--the valves go with it, and then the car wouldn't be worth much of anything.

Unfortunately, I bought it from a dealer who didn't give me any record of maintenance.

Should I replace the belt now? The mechanic estimated approximately $700. A fair price?
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Monday, October 8th, 2018 AT 5:32 PM (Merged)
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Since you don't know when it was last replaced, yes it would be a good idea to replace it now. However, $700 seems a bit high for replacing your vehicle's timing belt.. unless they are doing more to it than just the belt itself. Below is an estimate..


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_650.jpg

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Monday, October 8th, 2018 AT 5:32 PM (Merged)
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I have a 2000 civic ex with approx. 103,000 miles on it. I am going to replace my timinig belt, but many dealerships I have called reccomend to replace the 4 driving belts and fan belts as well. Can anyone tell me what these 4 drive belts are called?
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 5:43 PM (Merged)
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BRUCE HUNT
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They are serpentine belts. Probably an alternator belts, power steering belt and A/C belt. There might be an additional belt inside the timing cover besides the timing belt itself.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 5:43 PM (Merged)
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When my car comes to a stop, whether at a stop light/sign, or coming off the freeway ramp, my car seems like it will die but does not?
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 5:43 PM (Merged)
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Hi rjdopest,

Seems the idling speed is too low and I would suggestcleaning the throttle body and IAC valve to stabilise the idling.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 5:43 PM (Merged)
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2000 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual

My good friend just threw the timing belt on his 01 civic at 126K miles and our car (2000 civic) is at 116K. Our question is, are either of our engines interference engines? I'm doing my belt now before I'm stuck like him, but need to know if I should even start on his or just get a new head for it and go from there? This is a high octane web-site thanks for all the answers.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 5:43 PM (Merged)
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Hi 88bronco,

It should be a on interference engine but then again it does not mean that it cannot be damaged.
It will depend on the situation when the belt gave way.
Low engine runnig speed normally don't cause any problem but when at high speed, the valves might not be closing fast enough not to interfere.
Check the valve clearances to see if any are excessive would give you an idea if they had been hit.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 5:43 PM (Merged)
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Engine Performance problem
1997 Honda Civic

How do you remove the timing belt tensioner on a 1997 Honda Civic LX?
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 5:44 PM (Merged)
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By removing the 14mm nut.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 5:44 PM (Merged)
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The bolt is extremely tight. Feels like I'm stripping it to remove it. Is this normal?
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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 AT 5:44 PM (Merged)

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