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Old 10-18-2004, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cost To Replace Auto Tensioner

To anyone that has any input, how much should it cost to have the dealer replace just my auto tensioner? Also how much to replace the auto tensioner and the timing belt? My car is starting to make noises due to the tensioner, and I would like to get an idea of what is reasonable for the Honda dealer to charge.
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well a while back, honda quoted me about $900, from the auto tensioner, timing belt, balacncer belt, water pump, cam seals and labor.

so I just bought the belts, tensioner, and waterpump and did it myself... real pain in the ass. I needed to slightly lift the motor out of the car.
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Replacing the tensioner requires belt removal, i.e. it's the same as a timing belt job.
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I used kevlar belts for my balance belt and timing belt. Supposedly they are 4 times as strong and last longer. Greddy makes them.
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My lude is in services again b/c of the tensioner again

2fastforya, your best off doing a manual tensioner.
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The first time my auto tensioner failed, i had honda replace it, the balancer belt, and timming belt. Final cost was about $900. A year later it failed again and i bought the sameparts plus a water pump and did it my self. All for about $300 bucks and a days work. Its not hard at all, just time consumming. Having a Helms by ur side is a must though.

I will never let Honda touch my car again, everytime i get it back something else is wrong.

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^^^ thats good point...
only thing is.. i dont have the tools .

Does anyone know how much the manual tensioner cost to do?
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Do a search. Parts are <$120.
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I'm surprised that a little spring gives the tension that the timing belt requires...

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