can a stretched timing chain on a 2004 honda accord cause the car not to start?

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Asked by Aug 28, 2013 at 10:20 PM about the 2004 Honda Accord EX Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was recently driving my car and it just died and would not start up.  I had to get it towed.  
Wondering if this could happen with a stretched timing chain.

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yes, need to re-timing and change the timing chain.

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Thank you Joart. I appreciate the response. I am doing research on Honda accord timing chain issues. would you be able to recommend some books or websites I could read. A dealership just ripped me off telling me I had diesel in my fuel tank when it was the timing chain all along. I'm planning on suing them at small claims court. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Wife has a 2003 with the 4 cylinder. It was cheaper to replace the motor with a "JDM" motor. Japaneses Domestic Motor. Then to repair her's. These motors are interference engines. You may have internal damage. Was your check engine light on before it died?

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Yes. The check engine came on and after a couple seconds the engine died.

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is it a 4 o a 6

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its a 4

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John read he posting I wrote about P0341 It tells about timing chain and valve phase nightmare I went through with the wife's Honda.

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title is "2003 Honda code P0341" read last posting ells all about Honda heads.

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i will. thanks

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