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(1997 Acura CL)
in Houston, TX on September 21, 2009
My car has 92k miles on it. Should I replace timing belt? No problems yet.
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of Greg Solow's Engine Room on September 21, 2009
Acura say replace timing belt every 7 years or 105k miles under normal conditions. This is an interference type engine and does serious damage if the belt breaks.
on September 21, 2009
Replacing the timing belt is preventative maintenance, and I highly recommend having that work done when Acura recommends it. Their cars run very close to specification, and if you do not replace the belt, you run an increasing risk of the belt breaking, which has the potential to do very expensive damage to your engine.
on March 31, 2010
If in the event that your belt breaks, you will need to rebuild your head and replace valves. The should replace the water pump at the same time and adjust the valves. Probably cost $600-800. At the dealer. I would replace it. The belt is rubber and the material breaks down after time. Hence the mileage or how old vehicle is.
on February 24, 2010
Yes. Please go for to replace this.
on May 05, 2010
yes and change the water pump to it usually fails right after the belt is change
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