2000 Honda Civic timing belt

Tiny
FOOLISHQUESTION
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  • 2000 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 177,000 MILES
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, July 6th, 2009 AT 11:38 AM

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Tiny
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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..


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

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Monday, July 6th, 2009 AT 12:50 PM

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