Does your Accord Have a Timing Belt or Chain
Which Honda Accord Models have a Timing belt or Timing Chain?
Maintenance is an important to-do for every car owner. There are the obvious things like fluid replacement, oil changes and tire rotations, but there’s plenty of things under the hood that need to be checked and replaced as well. One of these things is maintaining and replacing your car’s timing belt or timing chain. Often, even individual trim levels or engine types in a model may variate between timing belts and timing chains.
|Accord Year Model||Engine||Timing Belt||Timing Chain|
|Accord 1997 - 2002||ALL||Timing Belt|
|Accord 2003 - 2007||4 Cylinder Models||Timing Chain|
|Accord 2003 - 2007||V6 Models||Timing Belt|
|Accord 2008 - 2012||4 Cylinder Models||Timing Chain|
|Accord 2008 - 2012||V6 Models||Timing Belt|
|Accord 2013 - 2017||4 Cylinder Models||Timing Chain|
|Accord 2013 - 2017||V6 Models||Timing Belt|
|Accord 2018 - up||All Engines||Timing Chain|
Difference between timing belt and timing chain
There are a few differences between a timing belt and chain. The overall function they serve is mostly the same. Both of these is responsible3 for “mechanical timing” in your engine. This is what controls the crankshaft, camshaft and further controls movement of pistons and valves within your engine. All of these moving parts must move at precisely the right time, or your engine will not work properly—if at all.
A timing chain, the older of the two technologies, looks similar to a bike chain. A timing chain works with tensioners holding the chain in place which are controlled by engine oil pressure. Timing chains last longer than belts, but if they do fail, are likely to cause far more damage to your engine than a damaged timing belt. A timing belt is a rubber belt that is held similarly by pulleys held by tensioners which are held in place using your engine’s water pump. These need to be replaced roughly every 60,000-100,00 miles. When a belt is replaced, mechanics recommend replacing the water pump, belt, and pulleys at the same time. Belts tend to be quieter and if damaged, will cause less damage to your engine.
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