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Old 05-15-2011, 11:58 PM
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I think I need help?

So I decided it was a good day to change my oil and spark plugs etc. After I got under my car and looked around. What I found was this...

















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I don't think the pictures show the horror I saw when i was down there. But it looked like something exploded and threw oil everywhere.

The worst area is the transmission etc on the right side of the vehicle. (pic 3 and 4 I believe)

Then there is another bad spot by the belt in Pic 1

Also in Pic 2 and 6 (Driver and Pass respectively) what are those? They are both torn :/

Sorry if this isn't as big a deal as It seems...
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:36 AM
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Re: I think I need help?

well you def need two new axles (pic 2 and 6) because when those boots tear/dry-rot they cause a MESSSS since the grease spins outwards radially.
and if you can see the timing belt like in pic 1, that's not really all that good to be driving around without the lower belt cover. i wouldn't recommend that.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:48 AM
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Re: I think I need help?

^^^^Exactly what he said. If you take them off and bring them to autozone for an exchange then you should be able to get two new ones for $100. It's an expensive job to take to the shop for, so if you can do it yourself then go ahead and do that. Then just take a rag and clean that mess. Other than that I don't really see anything wrong. Good luck
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Re: I think I need help?

pic 1 is not the timing belt, its the ps belt. noob lol
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pic 1 is not the timing belt, its the ps belt. noob lol
Well in his defense I thought it was the timing belt at first too lol, until I saw it riding in a pulley. And it's actually the A/C and alternator belt. Noob lol.


Some of that stuff looks like oil and not grease, so you may have an oil leak or two you need to fix. The oil coming front the bottom of the lower timing cover as seen in pic one could be caused by your balance shaft seal, there is a TSB out for them, they tend to walkj out and bleed oil into your timing belt area, and you need to replace the seal retainer with an updated version.

It looks like there might be some other motor oil leaks as well, but lets go with the obvious first. Replace both front axles, and clean all that oil and grease off so you can pinpoint any oil leaks.
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well you def need two new axles (pic 2 and 6) because when those boots tear/dry-rot they cause a MESSSS since the grease spins outwards radially.
and if you can see the timing belt like in pic 1, that's not really all that good to be driving around without the lower belt cover. i wouldn't recommend that.


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^^^^Exactly what he said. If you take them off and bring them to autozone for an exchange then you should be able to get two new ones for $100. It's an expensive job to take to the shop for, so if you can do it yourself then go ahead and do that. Then just take a rag and clean that mess. Other than that I don't really see anything wrong. Good luck
So I need two new axles, Not a problem. Are there any better axles I might consider purchasing? or are axles just axles?
Once I get them am I going to need to re-grease them?

After that clean all the oil and dirt and then check later to see if any more has surfaced? That way I can trace the leak if there is still one? Maybe there was one previously and it was fixed?


Sorry guys/gals - I'm still new to this stuff. While I do my own maintenance etc. I'm actually a paint & body guy.

I'm still learning, just want some help
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Well in his defense I thought it was the timing belt at first too lol, until I saw it riding in a pulley. And it's actually the A/C and alternator belt. Noob lol.


Some of that stuff looks like oil and not grease, so you may have an oil leak or two you need to fix. The oil coming front the bottom of the lower timing cover as seen in pic one could be caused by your balance shaft seal, there is a TSB out for them, they tend to walkj out and bleed oil into your timing belt area, and you need to replace the seal retainer with an updated version.

It looks like there might be some other motor oil leaks as well, but lets go with the obvious first. Replace both front axles, and clean all that oil and grease off so you can pinpoint any oil leaks.
What's a TSB?
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Re: I think I need help?

I might start by getting it steamed cleaned, and thataway you can find out what's really going on. Its hard to tell with all that caked on oil and such (which is probably why Twokex called it a timing belt....again, hard to tell with all that oil everywhere.)
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Sorry guys/gals - I'm still new to this stuff. While I do my own maintenance etc. I'm actually a paint & body guy.
haha everyone above helped, but paint and body work seems to be something i need up the road, please tell me your in northern california! haha

and guys timing belts are for noobs, give me a timing chain!
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haha everyone above helped, but paint and body work seems to be something i need up the road, please tell me your in northern california! haha

and guys timing belts are for noobs, give me a timing chain!
Yeah, Thanks guys! I'll probably get started pretty soon, and let ya'll know how it's going.

I'm actually in South Texas lol, I was hoping on getting my Prelude painted here within the next few weeks. I wanted to make her nice a pretty. I think the previous owner her treated her like ****. She had no clips holding the bumpers on when I got her, just zip ties :/ But all that's going to change here pretty soon.
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