Has anyone had a timing belt break on one of these cars

Asked by Dec 29, 2016 at 05:41 PM about the Acura TL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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How many miles did it break at?

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No Im just asking. Everyone is worried about a break but I have driven Honda and Acura for 30ys. Over a million miles. Most cars have been driven 250-300,000 miles and I have never changed a belt or had one break

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Then you are one of the few people that must be charmed, I still find it hard to believe that a stock timing belt lasting 250K miles, when I have seen timing belts with only 80K look like they would fly apart at any moment.

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So I believe around 50,000,60,000 miles they should be replaced. Lucky one you are.

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You will get a big expensive surprise one of these days.

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What Happens? The rotation of the lower and upper ends are timed together via the (you guess it) the timing belt. When it breaks you may think just put a new belt on and line up timing marks right, this is not the case you valves at least will be bent, cam lobes pop off or shear and other issues, when we had one come in to shop with broken belt we put in a new or used engine because 99% are a total loss. An interference type engine means that the valve's stroke and piston's stroke take up the same space in the cylinder, so the timing belt essentially keeps them from smashing into each other, since they do it at different times. If the timing belt snaps, they run into each other, causing bent valves (most common), cylinder head or camshaft damage, and possibly piston and cylinder wall damage. It is fairly easy to install new belt on a acura/honda. It can be done at home.

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