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Old 01-07-2019, 07:38 AM
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Hello: Am currently replacing timing belt on 2007 Acura RL. Went just fine until I put the new marked belt on and had it jump about 7 teeth on both camshafts. Maybe it wasn't fully tensioned. Anyway, the problem is getting both camshaft gears on #1 TDC. The front one isn't too bad, but the rear one jumps when turned with a wrench so that setting it on the timing mark is hard (nearly impossible). Any ideas?
put both cams on tdc. run belt over the two cam gears first. making sure all of your slack ends up on the tensoner side. put timing belt on crank pully last and us the crank to gently get the slack to the tensoner. then poull the pin on the tensoner. rock the crank back and forth like a tooth or two to get the tensoner to tighten up you dont want to turn crank more than a tooth or two to tighten up the belt so it wont jump your cAM GEARS
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:18 PM
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Does anybody know of a dealership running a special on the timing belt/water pump service? Hamilton Honda used to have one waaaay back for less than $500. Would love to find one in that price range in the NJ, PA, DE or MD areas. Please let me know. Thanks!
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:24 PM
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That price would be really good. In meantime if you don't find one, check this: https://acurazine.com/forums/second-...t-kits-888928/

My advice is go to Rockauto (lower than amazon), buy the Aisin kit. The Gates one for 40 bucks less will be tempting, but it's Gates pump is a risk. Aisin is the same OEM supplier together with Yamada to our dealers.

@163 bucks, and you find a good mechanic to do it, you could still get away with 500 or less.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:29 PM
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Hagerstown Honda in Hagerstown, MD got there Timing belt special for 750.00
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Thanks RL09. Still trying to find a good, dependable on in my area that KNOWS Acuras/Hondas.......
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Thanks Grip!
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:58 AM
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Anderson Honda used to run some great deals. Got all 3 of mine done there for well under $700 each not sure they do the deals any longer
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:09 AM
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Anderson Honda used to run some great deals. Got all 3 of mine done there for well under $700 each not sure they do the deals any longer
This would be great. Hope they still have the special. Calling them and will report back. Thanks again.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:57 AM
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Anderson Honda: $589 is timing belt only. add water pump, tensioner, coolant and drive belt $1034.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:30 AM
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Please someone from DE,NJ,PA or MD get me a reputable Honda/Acura mechanic. These dealers either won't give me prices, leave me on hold or the quotes are outrageous. West Chester Acura: full service is $1895. Timing belt only $1500. What?
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:35 AM
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Hagerstown Honda finally picked up $849. tensioner would be extra $235. I think i'm gonna go with them.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Walfunk View Post
Anderson Honda: $589 is timing belt only. add water pump, tensioner, coolant and drive belt $1034.
wow they have really upped their prices I know for sure I wouldn't have paid even close to that having 3 cars to do plus they swapped my pulleys and side motor mounts for free which I supplied

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If you goto Hagerstown Honda ask for Bill Crouse the service advisor, he will hook you up
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Hagerstown Honda finally picked up $849. tensioner would be extra $235. I think i'm gonna go with them.
Wow.. over a thou..

You should be able to find a honda mechanic, bring him the parts, and pay labor and tip for half.
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:05 PM
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Parts are getting expensive for the RL, especially with import duties. All parts are made in Japan if I recall.
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Yeah, looks like it.....
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Will do, thanks Grip.
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