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    Default Civic 04: new timing belt sound

    I recently got a new timing belt + bearing set installed in my civic 04 VTI, this i did from a pit shop, now the issue is when they installed the new belt and bearing then on pressing the accelerator slowly and then leaving when the race comes down, some slight "ghooon" like sound comes from the area around timing belt.

    When i complained about the issue, they inspected different stuff like bearing, water pump etc, those were fine, then for experiment they put back my old belt, then the sound DISAPPEARED. Then assuming the new belt was bad, they installed another new one, and insterstingly the sound came back , now the meachincs told me that the sound will disappear in some days (it' been 5-6 days). Any advise?


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    would u mind telling how much did u paid for the job including parts, and whats the millage of ur car?
    I appreciate a good body regardless of the make

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    the belt is tight - and the spring tensioner is putting some strain on it - it shouldnt happen though because this only happens with cheap belts that are rather illdesigned
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    @Xulfiqar, thanks for the comment, but i got it done from a Honda 2S shop, which seems to have many clients, the first time they put the belt by themselves and second time they got it from another place as their stock was over. Also i the belt costed 3600 Rs

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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal_here View Post
    @Xulfiqar, thanks for the comment, but i got it done from a Honda 2S shop, which seems to have many clients, the first time they put the belt by themselves and second time they got it from another place as their stock was over. Also i the belt costed 3600 Rs
    As far i as i know the the genuine honda timing belt for civic 04-06 is arnd 10,000rs. as i asked about the cost from the showroom itself. i think the belt they installed in ur car is not a genuine one. btw whats the milleage or your car?
    VTEC did not kicked in ooooo

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    ^ thats y i asked
    I appreciate a good body regardless of the make

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaddy View Post
    ^ thats y i asked
    there is one more possibility that they installed a already used honda timing belt

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    go back the workshop and hold them by their collar
    VTEC did not kicked in ooooo

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    Actually The total cost for the timing bearing (+Spring) and belt is around 10k, I confirmed the cost from show room (3S) also. And I replaced both of these. The mileage was 90k.

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    ^^ so u got the timing belt checked whether it needs replacements or u just decided to change it keeping in mind the milleage of the car? and btw what are the signs of a weak timing belt? im also thinking to get it changed on mine.
    VTEC did not kicked in ooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by 309 View Post
    As far i as i know the the genuine honda timing belt for civic 04-06 is arnd 10,000rs. as i asked about the cost from the showroom itself. i think the belt they installed in ur car is not a genuine one. btw whats the milleage or your car?
    This amount is about right. The list includes
    Belt
    Tensioner
    tension spring
    two seals
    Main crank pulley bolt

    The issue is that even these 3S places sometimes will give you substandard parts.. Look on the internet for proper part nos. that you can cross reference when buying from a dealership showroom.
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    @Xulfiqar...bhai what would you suggest as I have seen that two new belts were placed and both have that small sound , they suggested me that i should use for some days and the sound may go awaya (i replaced it about 5 days back)

    @309...I got the opinion from different persons and mostly said it should be replaced after 80k, where as mine was 90k hence i thnought better replace it. My old timing belt was in somewhat rugged shape but could not find any big cracks etc there, but again i have not examined it thorougly, where as the bearing was giving some sluggish sound.

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    cant suggest anything without actually having a look - sometimes Ive seen belt tensioner bearings about 0.5mm wider - which makes the belt make a droning noise
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    @Xulfiqar bhai, thanks for the reply, would have loved to show it to you , but as you are in KHI and I am in LHR hence a bit difficult, but would greatly appreciate if you could recommend some good person/place in Lahore

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    dont know any shop in Lahore - but find one which have a timing belt tension checking tool.
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    @ poster....Its seems to me the installation problem....no doubt u have done this from Honda 2S dealer but what i have experienced is that mostly these 2S dealers work on cars other than Honda secondly these timing belts installation, tappet settings and these kind of other works required precise and skillfull hands...no two mechanics in same workshop in any part of the world could have same skills and hand finishing.....so i would recommend you to let it checked by Honda Authorised showroom as the wrong timing of the car could leads to some serious damages to your car.

    And yes i also own 2004 vti and while during 80K checks of my car one of the most senior mechanics of the Honda showroom told me not to change timing belt before 100k kms and Honda also recommends that....i dont know how much authentic this news is.....

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    what are the symptoms to change the timing belt?where and how to get it checked??i got price from honda, timing belt for 3600 and bearing for about 6,240...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zish16 View Post
    @ poster....Its seems to me the installation problem....no doubt u have done this from Honda 2S dealer but what i have experienced is that mostly these 2S dealers work on cars other than Honda secondly these timing belts installation, tappet settings and these kind of other works required precise and skillfull hands...no two mechanics in same workshop in any part of the world could have same skills and hand finishing.....so i would recommend you to let it checked by Honda Authorised showroom as the wrong timing of the car could leads to some serious damages to your car.

    And yes i also own 2004 vti and while during 80K checks of my car one of the most senior mechanics of the Honda showroom told me not to change timing belt before 100k kms and Honda also recommends that....i dont know how much authentic this news is.....
    +1. The issue is with the installation of bearing. There is a technical difference of installing bearings in an EXi and VTI. Go to Honda Pit Shop Cavalry, or any 3S Dealership. And also tell me does this sound comes when your AC is switched on?
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    guys my timing belt broke my exi at 30k by wich my engine ceased coz since i was starting it and driving then starting it and driving it cox it would stop then a thak thak noise came engine stoped i couldnt start it anymore luckly was at my door drove the car like that almost 10 km and and was cursing my driver and the car anyways it costed me 60 k plus to get the car ruing but wasnt the same like before anyways is there limit of the timing belt cox i was planing to buy 04 vti orial pros and its 111k driven i was wondering that would i face this prb in it aswell coz here people are saying that it should be changed after 80 k ..
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    Honda recommends to change your timing belt between 70k to 80k. There are no visible indications or sounds associated with the timing belts. If your vehicle has done above 70k millage, its always advisable to get the timing belt replaced otherwise you will face the consequences like fso has faced earlier.
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    yeah but my car was only driven 30 k
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