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Old 03-13-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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Timing belt on 96 Honda Civic

I have a 1996 Honda Civic with 195 000 km (about 120 000 milles) and I have no idea if the timing belt has ever been changed.

My mechanic inspected it, and it's still in pretty good shape, there's no cracks on it and it's not dried up.

Should I change it or it's not necessary for the moment?
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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It has to have been changed if you're at 195K and it's in good condition.

If you can really trust your mechanic, then it won't be necessary

How long have you had the car?
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:28 AM   #3
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It should be about due a second change by now (usually around every 60,000miles give or take!). The problem with Timing Belts is that they dont nessecarily have to look in poor condition to need replacing, your Mechanic should know this! A cam belt can snap at any time without warning, and believe me, it's alot cheaper to replace abit of rubber, than it is half an engine....! I strongly advise you have it replaced regardless!
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