I have a 2003 Acura TL (purchased in November 2002) with 23,800 miles
on it. The dealer is recommending I have the timing belt
changed,because the manual says it should be done every 7 years
regardless of the mileage. It costs around $840 with their current
$100 discount, and this includes the timing belt, water pump, drive
belt, and I think up to 1 gallon of coolant.
NOTE: The dealer told me there is no way to inspect the condition of
the belt because it is hidden.
Do I REALLY need to have this done on a car with only 23,800 miles on
it (even though the manual does say it should be done every 7 years
regardless of the mileage) or should I wait? If so, then when should
I get it done? Let me know what you recommend.