1994 Honda Accord Seals and Timing Belt

Tiny
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  • 1994 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 186,000 MILES
My Accord EX has a fairly major leak. I believe I need to have the seals replace and I am also due to have the timing belt replaced. TOTALLY BALLPARK, how much will getting these done together cost? Again, I know you can't give me an actual cost just an "about' figure. If I have to, I'll bring it to a mechanic.I hesitate right now because mine moved and I haven't had a reason to find a new one yet. Now is the time so I will if I need to. Thank you for your time and expertise!
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 11:25 AM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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Do you know which seals are supposed to be leaking? With 186K I'm assuming the front an rear. Please advise.
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 11:59 AM
Tiny
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Sorry - I didn't mention oil at all did I? Anyway, I'm not positive on that.I can just tell you that it just leaks out of there like crazy- whenever I park, theres a huge pool under the engine area. But let's just go with worst case scenario. That's usually how it works! It's actually an excellent car, but with that many miles.
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 12:04 PM
Tiny
JAMES W.
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"If", and I mean if the oil leak is something simple like the valve cover gasket, you could probably get it and the timing belt changed for $250 to $350, depending on where you take it for repairs. "If", again, it, s the front, rear or both main seals it's a whole different ball game. You're looking at between $500 and $1000. In doing this you may stop or at least slow down the leaks but, you will still have a motor with almost 200K on it. You may want to consider, and the car would have to be in "really" nice shape, a low mileage used or a rebuilt "long block" motor or having yours rebuilt. There, you would have to drive the car for a long time to get your investment back. Then again, how strong is the transmission or what else would fail down the road? It's a tough call and I would sure get some prices on the above, then decide. Hope this helps.
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 3:12 PM
Tiny
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Yes, that's extremely helpful! I had figured it as the worst case and looking at about the $1000.00 mark. It is in excellent shape - no rust or dents, the interior is nearly perfect all major maintenance has been kept up and the oil's been changed regularly. I drive it cross country a couple times a year and I plan on keeping it for as long as possible. I've driven most of my last 3 cars to the 275,000 mark at least. I can't believe this is the first time I've had this particular problem so thank you so much for the information and thanks again for your time!
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 3:22 PM
Tiny
JAMES W.
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Glad to help and thank you for your donation.
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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 7:10 AM

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