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2003 Honda Civic Question: am at 58,000 and maint. light is one

 

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SRK, Van Nuys, CA, October 14, 2009, 12:04
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Is this the timing chain maintenance? Is it still a chain or a belt in this car and what are the repercussions if I don't replace it right away? Does it have to be done by the dealership?
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    sinautoscan.com October 14, 2009, 13:18
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    This could be done by the dealership but it could also be done at any shop with an A mechanic, if the belt breaks then you will need a tow truck to move your car, also it may damage the engine's valves.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 14, 2009, 17:56
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    Honda recommends replacing the timing belt on the 1.7L 4 Cylinder at 110,000 Miles, so you don't need to worry about replacing it yet. If you have the Si model, it has a timing chain.

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    Visitor, May 22, 2010, 15:20

    That is the notification to CHANGE YOUR OIL! it comes on after every 5 to 6 thousand miles on all hondas.

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