How Do You Check And Replace A Timing Belt In A Honda Prelude?

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How Do You Check And Replace A Timing Belt In A Honda Prelude?

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Timing belts keep your vehicle’s valves opening and shutting in synch with the pistons. Checking and replacing your Honda Prelude’s timing belt at regular intervals prevents breakage, serious engine damage and keeps you from being stranded on the highway. Follow these steps to check and replace your vehicle’s timing belt yourself. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended mileage for replacing your timing belt. Replacement for a Honda Prelude is 60,000 miles for 1980 to 1989 models; 90,000 for 1990 to 1996 models and 105,000 for 1997 to 2001 models. Locate the timing belt and examine it for breaks, damage, fraying, worn spots or looseness. Inspect the belt for cracked or missing teeth that may be the result of foreign material collecting between them. Determine if the timing belt damage is on both sides. Single-side damage may be caused by the timing belt’s guide. Disengage the negative battery cable. Rotate the crankshaft to line up the timing belt matchmarks. Position cylinder No

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