2004 Honda Accord Replacing a timing chain?

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  • 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?

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).

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 AT 11:25 AM

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Tiny
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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 up to 150,000 miles or the life 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.

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 AT 1:39 PM
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  • 2004 HONDA ACCORD
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  • AUTOMATIC
  • 108,000 MILES
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I have a 2004 honda 4 cylinder accord with a timing chain.I am at 108k miles. How long is the chain expected to last. What other componets should I be looking at.I do my own oil changes, it doesn't leak or burn any oil. The idle is a little rough.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 1:07 PM
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You don't have a timing chain. You have a belt and it needs to be changed every 60K. A failure while driving could ruin the engine.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 1:07 PM
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I bought a hanes manual it says my 4 cylinder has a timing chain

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 1:07 PM
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You are correct. You have one of the few Hondas made with a chain. They don't have any specific maintenance period for a chain and they can last indefinitely.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 1:07 PM
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Engine Mechanical problem
2005 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 60000 miles

When can I change the timing belt on my 2005 Honda accord 4 cyl

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 1:07 PM
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No recommendation on time or mileage for timing chain replacement
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so I would not worry about it

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 1:07 PM
Tiny
  • 1995 HONDA ACCORD
  • 133,000 MILES
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Will changing the timing chain affect the transmission performance?

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 1:07 PM
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There is a timing belt on that car, and no.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 1:07 PM
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2003 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 85000 miles

I have a 2003 Honda Accord DX (4 cyl, manual trans). Does this car have a timing belt or timing chain? When does it need to be serviced / replaced?

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 1:07 PM

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