If the timing belt on a 1992 Honda accord breaks is the motor still good?

Asked by May 03, 2014 at 06:23 PM about the 1992 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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http://cdn603.ilcdn.net/files/20110223193902/gatesdocs/TimingBeltRepl acementGuide.pdf -- according to this all accord motors of 1992 were interference engines. This means that you might bend some valves if timing belt breaks. Will have to do a compression check on all cylinders in order to know if any are bent. Any cylinders showing 0 psi on compression test will have bent valves. If they bent will have to remove affected head and replace the bent valves.

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So if the belt breaks on my accord 1992 it might bend valves

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Yes. If un sure when it was last changed I advice to remove the dust cover and inspect its condition and tension. And if it look worn, loose or dry rot/cracked I would replace it and the water pump at the same time.

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