at what mileage and the age of the car? do we have to get the water pump and the full service or can we just get the belt changed?
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2006 Honda Accord Question: at what mileage should I change the timing belt for a 2006 Honda accord V6 3.0.?
Answer #1goodguy April 30, 2013, 18:39Master
around 60000mi,I would recommend changing the water pump while you have everything apart
ziptie12 May 01, 2013, 05:23Master
Hondas' rec. at 105K or 7 years (some dealers have there own signs printed with different intervals) , along with water pump and t-belt tensioner (if showing signs of seepage). At 105K the spark plugs are also due. Cams (2) and crank seal should be inspected and replaced if any seepage (or if you just don't want to worry for another 105K. Accessory drive belts should also be included. Accessory drive belt tensioner may also be recommended if showing signs of weakening(belt chirping /worse with A/C on). Use your shop of choice (prefferably based on quality of work , not price) , but I would recommend Honda PARTS for all of the maint./repair work done. I would also rec. trans fluid DRAIN& FILL ONLY (Honda ATF) and brake fluid flush , if not done in the last 30-40K (prevention only , but worth it).
Replyjames8959, May 01, 2013, 06:45Rookie
so what if we got a 2006 with 70,000 miles on it?, is it time for the timing belt to be changed? can we get by with just changing the belt if everything else looks good? or is it mandatory for us to get the whole service done? will it run normal if we just get the belt changed?
Replypushrod, May 02, 2013, 20:08Master
Read the answer more closely! IF seems to be in there somewhere. Couple of times.
agree with both water pump at the same time and do it a little bit early, like 95k
Replyjames8959, May 01, 2013, 12:02Rookie
do we go by miles or the age of the car when changing the timing belt?
Replyziptie12, May 01, 2013, 18:00Master
Miles or age , whichever hits first. In your case it's the age.(I mean your cars' age)
Replyjames8959, May 01, 2013, 21:02Rookie
will it be okay if I wait a few months before I get the timing belt changed? I have to save up the money. So do you think it will be okay if I drive it for about two or three more months then get it done?
Replyziptie12, May 02, 2013, 17:28Master
You should be okay.
Replyjames8959, May 02, 2013, 20:01Rookie
but if everything else looks good(water pump, tensior, seals) could I just get the belt changed and be all right?