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Old 10-01-2010, 11:50 AM
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Does Accord 2004 have Timing belt or chain?

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Does Accord 2004 have Timing belt or Timing chain?

If it's a timing chain, do we need to replace it?

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Old 10-01-2010, 12:07 PM
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v6 has timing belt, 4 cylinder has timing chain. the chain should last the life of the car if taken care of properly.
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Thank you!

Can I see it right away under the hood or I have to open....some "cover" to be able to see the timing chain?

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No, you can not see the timing chain with the hood open. There are covers over the chain. You have to remove the crank pulley, covers etc. to get to the timing chain.
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It is a chain which started in 2003 with the 2.4l engine. No, you can't view it (why would you?) and it does not need replacing as a rule.
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OK Thanks. But if someone has a picture of it......please post it here. I'm curious to see what is it look like .
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OK Thanks. But if someone has a picture of it......please post it here. I'm curious to see what is it look like .
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It looks like a chain.

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It looks like a chain.
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And why doesn't the V6 have a chain yet?
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Because they actually work better than chains, except you have to change them.
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And why doesn't the V6 have a chain yet?
Smoothness. Timing belts are quieter and don't require lubrication from the oil system.
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Smoothness. Timing belts are quieter and don't require lubrication from the oil system.
also: belts have less friction than chains and gears as well. actually just watched a horsepower tv episode where they put a belt setup on a chevy small block for the quietness and the less friction factor.
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And now you know! Too bad timing belts don't last as long as timing chains.
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