My 2004 Honda Pilot EX has 74,000 miles. I was told that my drive belt tensioner needed replacement b/c it vibrates when spinning therefore creating a high pitch sound. Should I have mechanic replace the tensioner and go ahead and replace timing belt water pump or should I have mechanic change the tensioner now and then change timing belt water pump at the recommended 105,000 miles?
Replace Drive Belt Tensioner on 2004 Honda Pilot
by Visitor in Marietta, GA on June 19, 2010
ANSWER by Visitor on February 08, 2011
The owner's manual says to replace the timing belt at 7 years, so just by time alone you are due for the change.
Should I stick with Honda parts, or is it o.k. to use OEM for this maintenance? What's an average cost for honda parts vs. OEM? How many labor hours should this maintenance take to complete?
my wife says the car is hard to turn and when it idles there is a knocking sound by the belts
My pilot makes a knocking sound when idling. Could this be sticking lifters ?