Timing Belt Replacement


Asked by DonnaRonna Oct 16, 2008 at 02:00 PM about the 2001 Acura CL 3.2

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 3.2CL is a 2001 model, but it only has 45,000 miles on it.  I took it in for the "maintenance required" check up and they just called to tell me that (although it appears to be okay now) that the Acura recommends changing the belt at 7 years or 90,000 miles, whichever comes first.  I've heard about what can happen if a timing belt goes out.  I know Acura's belts are rubber.  So does the age matter just as much as the miles?  

I'm trying to figure out if I'm being scammed.

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Adam Morgan

IMO, don't risk it... I wish I had concrete evidence for age being a factor as well as use, but I'll be honest I haven't seen any studies or evidence of it. I can say rubbers tend to rot with age, and generally speaking manufacturer's would prefer to tell you their vehicles require less maintenance than their competitors, so if they put that time line there, it's likely for a reason.

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Kody Stomp

belts are given a kilometer rating way under what they can last for so even if its past the recomended kilometers your belt should still be good. as long as a belt is still tight and there is no visible damage such as cracks tears or wear from rubbing a belt should be able to last at least twice its rating. i know a guy with over 500 000 km on his old 84 dodge pickup and he is still running the factory belts with no problem

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