2005 Honda Accord w/106,000 miles (almost)

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Gary44, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Gary44

    Gary44 Guest


    I have a 2005 Honda Accord with almost 106,000 miles on it. I'm due
    for an oil change soon, but what other service items should I be

    A co-worker of mine suggested the timing belt & water pump. Are these
    expensive repairs?


    Gary44, Mar 1, 2011
  2. Gary44

    MLD Guest

    What does it say in you owner's manual?
    MLD, Mar 1, 2011
  3. Gary44

    Seth Guest

    The big fat book in your glove box clearly spells this out. At 105,000 or 7
    yrs (or whatever your book actually says, my older Accord was a different
    year) you are due of the timing belt change. Usual wisdom is to do the water
    pump at the same time.

    How much it will cost depends on if you are going to a dealer, independent
    and where you are located.
    Seth, Mar 1, 2011
  4. "Gary44" wrote
    As others have said, read the manual. And, your car has a timing chain, not
    a belt, and doesn't need to be replaced, and likely doesn't need any
    Howard Lester, Mar 2, 2011
  5. Gary44

    Tegger Guest

    Only if it's a 4-cylinder!
    Tegger, Mar 2, 2011
  6. "Tegger" wrote
    AH! As is mine! (The 6-cylinder world is to me a "foreign country.") ;-)
    Howard Lester, Mar 2, 2011
  7. Gary44

    Tegger Guest

    I've never owned a six of any kind.

    I've owned all kinds of 4-cylinder cars, one V8, and one rotary, but no
    Tegger, Mar 2, 2011
  8. Gary44

    Tinkerer Guest

    By rotary, do you mean as in Wankel? I often wondered what they were like
    in use. How did you find it?
    Tinkerer, Mar 2, 2011
  9. Gary44

    Tegger Guest

    The very same. I had a very early 13B in a 1974 Mazda RX-4.

    Exactly as smooth as they claimed. Very strong from about 4,000rpm up to
    the rev limit of 7K, and beyond; in their day, rotary cars were very quick
    compared to the competition. Lousy on gas. I still have my gas-fillup
    booklet, and I see I never got much more than 19mpg.

    There were certain...quirks...that had more to do with the engine controls
    than the engine itself. The quirks were a bit annoying but, for me, made
    the car interesting to own.
    Tegger, Mar 2, 2011
  10. Gary44

    Stewart Guest

    Much more expensive if you don't do it. 7 years or 105k miles for
    timing belt for this year. Pump is done not on a regular schedule,
    but as a convenience, since it is easy to access when changing the
    Stewart, Mar 3, 2011
  11. Gary44

    clams Guest

    They are part of routine matainance. Not replacing them will result in an
    expensive repair.
    clams, Mar 12, 2011
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