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post #1 of 15 Old 08-09-2012, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Question when to replace water pump?

hi, mine is 2008 accord lxp, 4 cylinder, i wonder:

#1. is water pump driven by the drive belt or timing chain?

#2. when and at what mileage interval should i replace water pump?

#3. if i need to replace drive belt, do i replace water pump at the same time?

#4. and what mileage for replacing timing chain??

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I am at 173,000 on mine with no problem with water pump... When they start to leak then replace...

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Best time to change it is when your doing a timimg belt....its a few $$'s more, why risk it?
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No timing belt... It has a chain.....
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Do not replace the chain. It is designed to last the life of the engine.
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Do not replace the chain. It is designed to last the life of the engine.
But that doesn't mean that parts around the timing chain can go bad or fail. On top of that timing chain can stretch and rattle over time/mileage. Which would you have done? replacing a chain or a whole engine??? I would vote for the chain over the engine any day.
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But that doesn't mean that parts around the timing chain can go bad or fail. On top of that timing chain can stretch and rattle over time/mileage. Which would you have done? replacing a chain or a whole engine??? I would vote for the chain over the engine any day.
Timing chains never need to be replaced. I have one and it will never be changed because it's unnecessary.



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1. The water pump is driven by a belt.
2. There is no mileage recommendation, I personally would change it by 120,000 if it has made it that long.
3. No, the belt is relatively easy to change and it drives the A/C and Alternator as well as the water pump.
4. The chain needs to be replaced when the tensioner can no longer keep tension on the chain. Normally the timing chain last the life of the engine.

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Timing chains never need to be replaced. I have one and it will never be changed because it's unnecessary.
Yea, if you drive like a grandma, then you don't need to change it. On the other hand if you stop light racing, WOT 24/7 all year long and don't change your oil often. Its a recipes for disaster.

These K series engine timing chain can last a very long time and can stretch over time as well but everything around it can fail, like the timing guild, tensioner.

Timing guilds are made out of plastic. Tensioner is piston and spring run by oil pressure and what happen if you don't keep up with your oil change? something can be stuck in the tensioner and cause it to fail. or the spring and wear out.

Not a honda engine but a Mitsubishi Engine 4B11T also equipped with a timing chain.

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Mine is Accord 2009, i4. It is 140,000 miles. I checked the pump and it is solid, no leak. I asked the dealer from where I live and they told me I don't need to worry about it. I also asked them about the chain if it needs to be replaced or maintenanced, but they said if I replace the oil regularly, the engine should be good for a life time.

The only problem I recently had was the noise during the first start up of the engine. I didn't know what that was until I flushed and replaced the power steering fluid. After that the noise was disappeared. Now, the vehicle is running as a champ.
It's a good car after all.

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Timing chains never need to be replaced. I have one and it will never be changed because it's unnecessary.
BUT......the tensioner can wear out and the chain can jump teeth and destroy your motor.

Good idea to check it if the engine starts to get noisy.
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V6 replace at the same time as timing belt. Around 105k miles
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To prolong the life of the water pump, change the coolant before it gets dirty & use the correct type. I changed mine at 300,000 only as a preventive measure. Timing chain, most important is to use a good quality oil & to change before it gets real dirty. Bando was the OEM accessory belt, I like Goodyear (Continel) Gatorback belts.
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Mine is Accord 2009, i4. It is 140,000 miles. I checked the pump and it is solid, no leak. I asked the dealer from where I live and they told me I don't need to worry about it. I also asked them about the chain if it needs to be replaced or maintenanced, but they said if I replace the oil regularly, the engine should be good for a life time.

The only problem I recently had was the noise during the first start up of the engine. I didn't know what that was until I flushed and replaced the power steering fluid. After that the noise was disappeared. Now, the vehicle is running as a champ.
It's a good car after all.
Are you talking about the grinding sound at cold start?

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