there must be a way to inspect it.
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2004 Honda Civic Question: just bought 2004 honda civic how can I check if the timing belt was replaced
Answer #1mastertech6371 October 20, 2012, 18:35Master
the top of the front cover must be removed to inspect the belt.
Answer #2ziptie12 October 20, 2012, 19:58Master
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.
goodguy October 21, 2012, 06:36Master
if your going to take the time to check it you might as well replace it to be safe
Answer #4your.mechanic October 22, 2012, 22:46Master
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.