Timing belt/gear


#1

I have a 2003 Honda Pilot with just over 100,000 miles on it. My dealer recommends that I replace the timing belt at 105,000 miles. Is this necessary then or should I “push on”?


#2

Basically if you don’t replace it will fail sometime and causes a few thousand dollars of damage to your motor + cause a break down(engine will not run) likely at the most inconvenient time.


#3

yes replace it if you plan on keeping this car. timing belts can break without warning and completely ruin your engine.


#4

Should you replace it? Not if you like to gamble with bad odds.

Since the cost of the timing belt replacement is only a fraction of the cost of rebuilding your engine if the belt should break, the answer seems obvious to me, but I will let you decide for yourself whether this risk is worthwhile.