car has 65k orignal mi but is 12 yrs old. when is timing belt need 2 be changed? on 2002 Honda Accord

car is rarely used. 83 year old mothers car.

by in Yazoo City, MS on October 11, 2012
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2 answers
ANSWER by , October 11, 2012
they normally rec 80k miles or 10 yrs so i would repl as preventive maint along with the water pump and necessary timing components
ANSWER by , October 13, 2012
ASAP , with seals and water pump, as globalhelper rec. If belt fails , valve damage is very likely , and expensive.