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

there must be a way to inspect it.

by in Philadelphia, PA on October 20, 2012
4 answers
ANSWER by , October 20, 2012
the top of the front cover must be removed to inspect the belt. Roy
ANSWER by , October 20, 2012
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.
ANSWER by , October 21, 2012
if your going to take the time to check it you might as well replace it to be safe
ANSWER by , October 22, 2012
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.