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Old 10-31-2007, 12:14 AM
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Autotensioner

Do you need to replace the autotensioner when you do your timing belt? What happens if the autotensioner fails in a 5th gen?
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:30 AM
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yeah u should. if it fails it can be alot more expensive then replacing the tensioner.lol

u could bend ur valves and need head work
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:33 AM
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I was wondering if i need to do the tensioner...im going to have the belt done..just don't want to spend the $70 on the tensioner if its not vital like the timing belt.
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:54 AM
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it is HIGHLY recommended that you switch the tensioners when doing a t-belt job. not only are the autotensioners in the 5th gens not too reliable, but if it fails, you'll be lucky if you only bend a couple valves.
worst case scenario?.... you need a new engine.

think its vital?? i'll leave that decision up to you.
a common upgrade is the H23 manual tensioner on H22's since they're alot less likely to fail.
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Sounds important to me! haha. Thanks for the good answer, helped me reach the right decision.

Any idea how long it takes to do the basic timing belt replacement (belts, seals, tensioner...)? Just estimating how much the mechanic is going to charge me for labor!
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its about an 5 to 8 hour job for them but i can get in done faster
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its also suggested to do the oil pump, water pump, and balancer belt while your doing the t-belt also, btw.
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My labor time guide (generic as it is), says 3.6hrs base time and 1.5hrs of add-ons.

So if my shop would touch a Honda (it won't.....I'm a Buick, Dodge and GMC dealer), *I* would charge 5.1hrs.

Plus another 0.5 for a WP :)
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