As of 2015, the cost for a timing belt replacement on a Honda Accord ranges between $412 and $585. The cost depends on the year of the car, the type of engine and the region of the country where the repair is done.
In order to repair a timing belt on a Honda engine, the valve cover, timing belt cover and several mechanical components have to be removed. Depending on the engine, some coolant hoses may have to be drained so they can be removed. After its replacement, the timing belt will also need to be adjusted
The average cost for replacing a timing belt depends on the make and model of the vehicle. According to CostHelper.com, the cost for passenger cars varies between $179 to $942, with an average cost of $449. A timing belt for an SUV or minivan costs between $502 to $950, with an average of $736.
If a Honda timing belt breaks while the engine is running, it can cause serious damage to the engine. This is because Hondas have interference engines.
A timing belt is normally replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles, but replacement intervals vary between car manufacturers. Check the owner's manual or an online maintenance schedule for replacement interval rates for a specific vehicle.
In order to replace the timing belt on a car the coolant needs to be drained, timing belt covers, alternator pulley, crankshaft pulley, valve cover and old belt all have to be removed. After that, the timing belt will need to be properly adjusted and timed so the engine does not become damaged.
To replace the car's timing belt, degrease the engine, drain the coolant, remove the old belt, insert a new belt in the place of the old one, replace the crankshaft seal with a new one and refill the coolant. For proper replacement instructions, refer to the owner's manual.
The average cost of having the timing belt replaced on a standard vehicle is $449, as of 2015. The average cost for a standard SUV or minivan is $736.
Replacement Honda engines can be found at Honda's website or through websites such as BrandNewEngines.com, SmallEngineWarehouse.com or JacksSmallEngines.com. Each site also has replacement parts for Honda engines.
To replace a drive belt, also known as a serpentine belt, remove the old belt first by rotating the tensioner slowly. As the tensioner rotates, slide the belt off of the smooth pulleys, then as the tensioner fully releases, remove the old belt completely.