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Timing belt question

Car: Honda, Civic, 1998     -    Back to Fix-It    -    Honda Civic Repair Manuals

Q.I have a 1998 Honda Civic DX with 146,000 miles. I just bought it and I'm trying to find out if the timing belt has been replaced. I am the 3rd owner of the car. When should the belt be replaced per the manual? Any other thoughts would be appreciated.

Answer According to the owners manual in normal conditions it would be at 105,000 miles. Under severe conditions, like in the southwest, with summers of 100 degrees or above or areas where it reaches 20 degrees or below during the winter months, it recommends to have changed every 60,000 miles. So it depends really where you live. If you live in an area under the normal conditions, then every 105,000 miles, in the severe areas it would be every 60,000 miles. You may want to contact a local Honda dealer & find out what schedule they follow to get a more Acurate idea. If the car has never had a timing belt changed, I would highly r.. >> login for more

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