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#536 of 545 105,000 mile timing belt replacemnet
Mar 25, 2009 (5:27 pm)
I have a 2004 TL.
I have just found out that at 105,000 miles I now need to have the timing belt, water pump and spark plugs replaced.
Is this really necessary at this time or can I wait a few thousand miles?
Any guidance will be most appreciated.
#537 of 545 Re: 105,000 mile timing belt replacemnet [ejk4]
Mar 25, 2009 (6:27 pm)
The timing belt will start to make a whining/humming noise if it become frayed which you can hear with the hood up from the timing belt cover. If it is making a noise it needs to be replaced ASAP which usually takes 100k - 125k before they wear out. I follow the Acura maintenance schedule to have the timing belt, tensioner and water pump replaced which I believe is around 90k miles. If a timing belt breaks, most likely it will bend the valve stems and you will incur major engine repair cost. I would not wait much longer to have the belt replaced although it is expensive to have the parts replaced as there is a lot of labor hours involved.
#538 of 545 Re: 105,000 mile timing belt replacemnet [ejk4]
Mar 25, 2009 (7:43 pm)
We just had the same service (timing belt, water pump) done on my wife's '02 Lexus RX300 90k miles. As recommended by Lexus. It is the cost (preventive maintenance) of keeping a car for a while. Not cheap, but cheaper than the potential damage done by the broken timing belt. Water pump is done at the same time as they both can be labor intensive, might as well use the labor at the same time.
I have an '05 TL, just turned 53k miles. Great car.
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May 09, 2009 (7:25 am)
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May 16, 2009 (5:59 am)
where is the fuel filter located on my 99 tl
#541 of 545 Timing belt/water pump
Dec 12, 2012 (10:16 am)
I have a 2006 TL that was purchased in December 2005. It has only 59,000 miles. Acura dealer says to replace the timing belt and water pump at 7 years/105,000 miles. It's now been seven years but obviously miles are much lower. So what's more important - the passage of time or the number of miles? Do I wait?
#542 of 545 06 TL and new timing belt
Apr 21, 2013 (5:54 am)
#543 of 545 06 TL and new timing belt
Apr 21, 2013 (5:54 am)
I have a 2006 TL with just at 80k miles (origional owner). The last 2 times I've gone to the dealer for service they keep pushing the timing belt and pumps on me. I've declined so far but they're getting insistant saying if the belt goes I need a new engine etc.
They've quoted me 1800 for everything. Does it seem a little early to be worring about replacing it? I'm always up to date on service but not ready to drop almost 2k.
#544 of 545 Re: Timing belt/water pump [avatexrs1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 22, 2013 (7:44 am)
It might be wise to at least have it inspected, if that can be done economically.
#545 of 545 Re: 06 TL and new timing belt [megstoo]
Apr 22, 2013 (12:01 pm)
Follow your owners manual, it is located in the glove compartment- you cannot go wrong.