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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to the forum. I bought a used 2000 Accord 2-door LX 4-Cyle over a year ago. It know has 85K miles on it, and I'm concerned about the timing belt. The car has been driven mostly in California. I'm on the east coast, and this is the 2nd winter for the car, but I only drive about 8K a year.

I called a Honda Dealer in Northampton, MA to replace the timing belt. He wants to charge $630.00 and replace the following:

- Timing belt
- Alternator belt
- Power steering (fluid or belt?)
- Airconditioning (belt?)
- Antifreeze (fluid?)

My questions are:
1) Should I get the Timing belt changed now?
2) Do I need all this other stuff done?
3) Is the quoted price reasonable?
4) Can I trust a Honda Dealer to do this properly?

Thanks!

Woofers
 

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yes just get all the belts done - the only thing missing is water pump - might as well replace that too.

the only way to know if you are paying a fair price is to call a few more shops with that info and see what they quote you.
 

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I just did my timing belt and waterpump service and I think I payed about $550. It included all the belts and the usual stuff included in that service. My car is an 01 Sedan LX and the dealership said to change the timing belt at 7 years or 90k, whichever came first. I was at 90k and 8 years so i did it to be safe. I would do it if I were you. I also think you can do a bit bettter on the pricing.
 

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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to the forum. I bought a used 2000 Accord 2-door LX 4-Cyle over a year ago. It know has 85K miles on it, and I'm concerned about the timing belt. The car has been driven mostly in California. I'm on the east coast, and this is the 2nd winter for the car, but I only drive about 8K a year.

I called a Honda Dealer in Northampton, MA to replace the timing belt. He wants to charge $630.00 and replace the following:

- Timing belt
- Alternator belt
- Power steering (fluid or belt?)
- Airconditioning (belt?)
- Antifreeze (fluid?)

My questions are:
1) Should I get the Timing belt changed now?
2) Do I need all this other stuff done?
3) Is the quoted price reasonable?
4) Can I trust a Honda Dealer to do this properly?

Thanks!

Woofers
Have em do the timing belt and water pump. Do the other stuff your self, its fairly easy. Hell my buddy's girl just did the radiator change and coolant fill/bleed herself (older ford escort)and also did an alternator belt, her first time ever under the hood. Course she had someone there for any questions.

You have any issues, pay 15 bucks or so for a manual for your car at a local parts shop.
 

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Well if it's so easy for a RWD engine, put one in your car :lmao
 

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noooooooooooo thanks on that project!
:D Never shoot down that idea, simply prolong it. You know you want some rear tire burning love in your ride :lmao
 

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If your handy with a wrench most of that stuff is easy. If your doing the timing belt you should replace the water pump too unless you plan on selling the car in a couple years or so. The thing you have to watch out for is shops that double dip which is most of them around here. I had to call like 4 or 5 shops to find one that only charged labor for a water pump and parts only for the timing belt.
 

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the price is to high if they are not going to replace the balancer belt, water pump ,cam seal, valve cover gasket, balancer shaft seal, crank seal ..also have them install the balancer shaft seal retainer

I would strongly suggest that if you do decide to replace the timing belt, make sure to include these items on top of the ones you said
 
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