Timing Chain replaced and now car is louder than it was before

Asked by Apr 18, 2016 at 03:23 PM about the 2005 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 Honda Accord LX, 4 cylinder, manual transmission, 155K
miles.  I just had the timing chain replaced and the timing adjusted.   When
I got it back the engine sounds louder than it did before especially in 2nd
and 3rd.  It now sounds like a sportscar instead of a sedan.  It almost
sounds like a sporty exhaust system is now on the car.   The mechanic
doesn’t seem to hear it because he does not know what it sounded like
before, but both my wife and son have made the same observation,
unprompted by me.   The mechanic claims that he did nothing to the
exhaust and he didn’t do anything that would affect the to make it sound
like that and says  that he can’t do anything about it.  It sounds strange to
me also because how could the timing chain have anything to do with how
loud the car sounds?  Can anybody help me (and my mechanic) to
determine what could have happened during the timing chain replacement
that could make the car sound loud now?  Thank you.

1 Answer

10,645

I hear engines change tone after tuning. I suspect after the timing chain was replaced along with setting the the initial timing to factory spec... the engine now has a its original correct tone, Really! and it can find and effect a weak exhaust system small hole? inspect the exhaust system.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,910
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,530
#3 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 1,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
1,143 Great Deals out of 65,143 listings starting at $1,195
Used Toyota Camry
1,482 Great Deals out of 100,777 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Accord Coupe
244 Great Deals out of 11,608 listings starting at $1,350
Used Nissan Altima
1,128 Great Deals out of 85,769 listings starting at $695
Used Nissan Maxima
414 Great Deals out of 25,153 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
1,338 Great Deals out of 68,322 listings starting at $1,399
Used Honda CR-V
1,293 Great Deals out of 75,393 listings starting at $1,999
Used Acura TL
335 Great Deals out of 7,099 listings starting at $2,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
996 Great Deals out of 50,003 listings starting at $700
Used BMW 3 Series
1,804 Great Deals out of 40,969 listings starting at $1,350
Used Toyota Avalon
321 Great Deals out of 15,968 listings starting at $1,100
Used Dodge Charger
550 Great Deals out of 28,745 listings starting at $2,275
Used Kia Optima
565 Great Deals out of 30,046 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,118 Great Deals out of 79,188 listings starting at $2,495
Used Mazda MAZDA6
204 Great Deals out of 14,198 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord LX For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 6,685 listings starting at $19,499
2016 Honda Accord LX For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 1,360 listings starting at $16,000
2015 Honda Accord LX For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 938 listings starting at $12,895
2014 Honda Accord LX For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 1,719 listings starting at $11,500
2013 Honda Accord LX For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,142 listings starting at $9,575