Can you just replace the timing belt?
Although timing belts are critical, there’s no need to replace them regularly –unless explicitly recommended in your owner’s manual. Some automakers recommend changing a timing belt between 60,000 and 100,000, others don’t. Many of today’s timing belts can go 100,000 miles or more without needing to be replaced.
When to replace the timing belt on an Acura?
Honda and Acura recommend replacing your timing belt every 90,000 on older models, but every 105,000 miles or 7 years whichever comes first, on models manufactured after the year 2000. Of course, it’s not always just mileage that determines whether your timing belt needs to be replaced.
How often should I change my timing belt?
Toyota and Lexus recommend a timing belt change every 90,000 on year models that are newer than 1997. Honda and Acura recommend replacing your timing belt every 90,000 on older models, but every 105,000 miles or 7 years whichever comes first, on models manufactured after the year 2000.
What happens if you lose your timing belt?
The timing belt is responsible for synchronizing the valves and cylinders in your engine. If it slips too far or falls off the pulley system, it may cause one of the cylinders to open or close too early. This will cause a misfire, and a noticeable loss of acceleration.
Why does my timing belt make a ticking noise?
When the belt is worn out, it will not be able to turn the crankshaft as effectively. This is what causes the ticking noise. This sound may also mean that you’re low on oil, and since oil pressure is partially responsible for keeping the timing belt tight, it may also cause it to wear prematurely.
Should I replace my Acura timing belt?
Acuras have one of the longest intervals for timing belt replacement. Most models, like those with 3.2-liter engines, do not need their timing belt replaced until they hit 92,000 miles or after six years, whichever comes first. Others can go as long as 105,000 miles before the belt has to be replaced.
Should I replace the timing belt?
If your car has a timing belt, it’s important that you inspect it regularly to ensure that it’s in proper working order. This small part is critical to your engine running properly, and if it breaks the results can be catastrophic. Your timing belt should be replaced every 50,000–70,000 miles, depending on your car’s make and model.
How much does it cost to replace a timing belt on?
“Now, more people know about it and what can happen when it breaks.” Replacing a timing belt for preventive reasons typically costs $500 to $900 . However, replacing a broken timing belt may cost up to $2,000 or more if it caused damage to the valves, pistons or water pump.