2nd tim ing belt

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#1

I have a 2003 Acura MDX with 182,000 miles. I had the timing belt replaced at the dealer at 90,000 miles. I use an independent garage now for routine maintenance. It still runs great.

Do I need to replace the belt again? Should I take it back to the dealer for the belt replacement?


#2

You should ABSOLUTELY replace the belt again if you wish to keep this SUV. This engine is an interference fit, and a snapped belt will destroy it.

However, you can take it to a competent independent mechanic to replace the belt. You don’t need the dealer. An independent mechanic will charge you much less typically.