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2004 Honda Civic Question: just bought 2004 honda civic how can I check if the timing belt was replaced

 

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beagle482, 1.7L 4 Cylinder, Philadelphia, PA, October 20, 2012, 18:31
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there must be a way to inspect it.

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    mastertech6371 October 20, 2012, 18:35
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    the top of the front cover must be removed to inspect the belt.

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    ziptie12 October 20, 2012, 19:58
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    Can check on the back and see if the water pump was replaced , that's driven by the timing belt , and if it was replaced , odds are pretty good they did the t-belt.

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    goodguy October 21, 2012, 06:36
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    if your going to take the time to check it you might as well replace it to be safe

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    your.mechanic October 22, 2012, 22:46
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    Yes, the best answer is to replace it. Along with the timing belt and water pump, I would recommend that the tensioner and cam and crank seals be replaced as well. Also all the drive belts and the valve cover gasket since that has to be removed.

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