The 92 Accord balance shaft seized 20K kms after a timing belt
replacement When it happened a while ago and I ended up having the
balance shaft disabled by my mechanic (paid again to access the area) ,
I did not realize it at the time but now going through my records I
noticed that during the timing belt job he also replaced balance shaft
seal and the retainer. My question is whether the seizure had anything
to do with a sloppy job that the mechanic did. My gut feeling is that
he screwed up but I would like to know what people on this group think?
I have a 97 CRV @150K km and I do not want to make the same mistake
again by having him to do the job. Judging also from the fact that he
charged me CDN $225+tax labor for changing 4 stabilizer links, eight
bolts in total, on my 97 CRV, I think he is not as honest as I thought
Dario Moreno wrote:
Judging also from the fact that he
I was surpassed at the cost of the parts when I did the two links on
the front of my '92 Accord.
You can get an estimate for the same work at another place to check his
As for the balance shaft, I have never heard of a problem there. bob
very high probability. the shaft just rotates - it doesn't do any
"work", so there's nothing mechanical to screw it up. he probably
munged the retainer.
some of the stabilizer links are expensive if they have the integrated
swivel joints, but if they were just for the rubber donuts, that was
/way/ too expensive.
shop about for someone else. i don't mind paying a little extra for
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.