Hi guys, i've just bought a 2005 accord euro, not sure if previous owners ever had the accessories belt changed as I didn't notice it in the log book. The belt looks fine to me (no cracks, pretty firm) but the tensioner indicator is already lying on the edge of the 'proper range' as illustrated in the user manual. The manual says if the indicator is out of the range, the belt is due for a change. So should I have it changed in the upcoming 100k service?
Also how much would it usually cost for a belt and tensioner change? I got a quote from Scotts Honda for $630 which seems quite expensive lol
I'm living in Rhodes 2138, any suggestions for a good & reasonable priced honda mechanic/service centre nearby?
I did my belt and tensioner on my CL9 a while back - sourced OEM parts through oemacuraparts.com.
Belt was ~$35, Tensioner ~$90, shipping was ~$50. Couldn't be bothered doing it myself so got the local mechanic to swap it over - 1 hour labour at $80. Whole exercise only cost ~$255, which I recall was less than what Honda was asking for the tensioner alone!
Get the belt from a shop. I paid $70 for the belt. Stock is 7PK1760, but I find that the aftermarket ones do stretch a little after a year. So now I use a 7PK1750 and it is all sweet!
Installing it is easy, just need to jack the driver front corner, remove the wheel and route the belt through. Worth putting the car on jack stands as it is safer. I also have a spare tensioner, currently keeping it in case my tensioner starts rattling.
thanks for all the replies guys! much appreciated! i'm just not sure if it needs a replacement, as from what i can see the belt is still in a pretty good shape, the only problem is the indicator on the tensioner is sitting about half a millimetre out of the 'proper range', will let my mechanic check for it