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    Timing Belt/Water Pump 89 Accord LX

    I've come to believe I've skipped time in my 89 accord lx.. If this is the case, is it necessary to replace the water pump with the timing belt or can I just replace the timing belt without messing with the water pump?



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    Re: Timing Belt/Water Pump 89 Accord LX

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebzy92 View Post
    I've come to believe I've skipped time in my 89 accord lx.. If this is the case, is it necessary to replace the water pump with the timing belt or can I just replace the timing belt without messing with the water pump?
    to get to the timing belt you got to remove the power steering belt the alternator waterpump belt lower crankshaft pulley and both upper and lower timing belt cover. but you can check the timing by removing the top timing belt cover and rotating to top dead Center and there's a little hole in the transmission where you can look at the flywheel and look for a t mark
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    Re: Timing Belt/Water Pump 89 Accord LX

    You can replace it without doing the water pump. The water pump is recommended, but not required.
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    Re: Timing Belt/Water Pump 89 Accord LX

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    You can replace it without doing the water pump. The water pump is recommended, but not required.
    I agree that the old adage change it while its apart was a good one the problem is the new part is usually some piece of junk. If its not leaking I would let it roll.

    You may want to feel the timing belt tensioner its a big bearing that maybe has gone bad.
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    Re: Timing Belt/Water Pump 89 Accord LX

    There's no describing the feeling when you do a ton of work to replace the timing belt and the water pump begins howling a few days later........
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