Last post on Oct 27, 2009 at 1:48 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, Honda, SUV
#19 of 26 Re: timing belt replacement with low miles [canyon711]
Oct 21, 2009 (5:33 am)
All belts deteriorate over time. Hot and cold weather take their toll. You don't say whether you live in a mild or harsh climate or if you garage the vehicle. Those conditions influence the rate of belt deterioration. Of course, I really don't have a clue whether the low mileage sufficiently offsets 10 years of time to keep you in a safe operating range.
As to a $700 price, it sounds high to me. But maybe not. Prices vary considerably by region. I'd check the dealer's price and 1 or 2 reputable shops that specialize in Japanese cars.
Me, I'd change it. But then the thought of being stranded I find a real incentive to perform car maintenance.
#20 of 26 Re: timing belt replacement with low miles [canyon711]
Oct 21, 2009 (8:59 am)
Yes, its true I have a 2000 CRV with less than 24,000 miles on it. I just took my car in to have it all checked out and it was suggested that I consider having the timing belt done in the near future since it was past the recommended number of months that Honda suggested replacement. I think it was 7 years and I am going on 10. This is a repair place many people I know go to and AAA approved and he quoted me $700. It is not so much the price as whether I really need to do this. Any advice. Thanks
Check with Honda dealer. I am pretty sure it is a $600 service there.
And, yes it absolutely has to be done. Once the timing belt breaks, the pistons will hit the valves and bend them. It will cost more than $3000 to fix that problem.
Also, while at the dealer, have them adjust the valves. They need to be adjusted every 30,000 miles.
#21 of 26 Re: timing belt replacement with low miles [blueiedgod]
Oct 21, 2009 (11:06 am)
Thanks for the help. I live in a moderate climate, never very hot or very cold. Everything is more expensive here as I live in the SF area. Thanks for the tip on the valve adjustment. Same price at dealer. $225 to do valves. A lot more convenient to go to this mechanic than the dealer and since he comes well recommended think I will just stay with him.
#22 of 26 timing belt question - Engine Type (interfer or non-interfer)
Oct 26, 2009 (5:39 pm)
I read through postings about timing belt. I've seen a mention about the CR-V engine type. I have 1999 CR-V with 2.0L engine. Is this engine interfere type or not? It seems like most of Honda engines are interfering type but if anyone knows for sure, and if you don't mind sharing....
#23 of 26 Re: timing belt question - Engine Type (interfer or non-interfer) [mikek847]
Oct 26, 2009 (8:14 pm)
I don't know what you mean by interfere. The mechanic read off the different months and mileage for each year but I don't remember what yours was but it was pretty close to mine. Mine is a 2000 so I would guess they are about the same. All the Honda's CR-V's have this same type of belt that needs replacing.
#24 of 26 Re: timing belt question - Engine Type (interfer or non-interfer) [canyon711]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 27, 2009 (3:17 am)
All the CR-Vs through the 2001 model have timing belts...
From 2002+ models, they use a chain..
#25 of 26 Re: timing belt question - Engine Type (interfer or non-interfer) [canyon711]
Oct 27, 2009 (6:33 am)
I know that the 99 CR-V, 2.0L engine requires a timing belt replacement. Interfere type engine would cause a valve damage when the timing belt snaps whereas the non-interfere type does not. This depends on how the engine is designed. If there is a enough clearance between piston and the head when timing belt snap in high speed, valve will not be harmed but if there is not enough clearance, one of valve will snap and requires a replacement of valve and that could be a very costly repair.
So the question is does this engine have enough clearance or not?
#26 of 26 Re: timing belt question - Engine Type (interfer or non-interfer) [mikek847]
Oct 27, 2009 (1:48 pm)
My mechanice read off a list while looking at the Honda site and as I remember 99 were supposed to replace at around 6 years but any mechanic can bring up that information. If it was a non interfere I wouldn't think there would be anything about months mentioned, just mileage as it wouldn't be a problem it if broke. From what the mechanic told me on my 2000 CR-V and before there would be so I have to assume that mean it is an interfere type. I am sure if you google "timing belt change CR-V 1999" you will find the interformation you need or call you dealer.