In the Owners Manuals of all of my 4 cylinder Honda cars ('79, '83, '85,
'88, another '88, '91, '94 and '97) they stated the timing belt should be
replaced around 96,000 kilometres. The '01 V6 required the timing belt to be
changed at 160,000 kilometres.
But in '03 apparently things must have changed. My Accord is an '04
4-cylinder. The Service Interval section of the Owner's Manual refers to
changing the timing belt at 105,000 miles, or 60,000 miles severe service,
and specifies "6-cylinder only." In the 4-cylinder Service Interval section
of the manual there is no reference at all to a timing belt, intimating
there is no service required.
Therefore, Your Honor, I conclude....
Now, what about this OP's whirring noise? :-)
On Sun, 16 Sep 2007 17:45:43 -0700, "Howard Lester"
Brian's right, you need to read your owner's manual again and think
about this. I am not sure about the 2004 Accord vs. 2003 Accord tho I
suspect the same for the 4 cylinder engine. Maybe someone can confirm
For the 2003 4cyl Accord, it specifies a drive belt which includes
timing as part of functions. For this belt is says to inspect it at
certain intervals and depending on the findings, it may need to be
ref (2003 Accord sedan) :
(see page 250 and 252)
ref (2004 Accord sedan) :
Hope this helps !!
i took the car over today - they found a slight leak in the pump, which
supposedly caused the brake fluid to leak too - I did a complete service,
which was overdue, and they told me the belts, everything else were fine.
They said the noise may be there for the next 100,000 miles but said it's in
perfect condition - thoughts?
<2003 Honda owner> wrote in message
yes, i think they're blowing smoke - hondas don't make noises like that
normally, and if they do, they certainly won't last for 100k miles.
if the pump seal is leaking, it's not long after that until the bearing
goes. then the timing belt goes and you lose valves/pistons in your
find a different mechanic and get a second opinion.
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