Honda Timing Belt Or Timing Chain (Complete List)

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All Honda engines are interference engines. This means that a timing belt, or timing chain failure could cause catastrophic damage to your engine. Timing belts are more likely to fail than timing chains, but both should be inspected on a regular basis and for those engines employing a timing belt, regular replacement is essential.

If your Honda was built after 1997, the replacement interval for your timing belt is typically around the 105.000 mile mark. We encourage you to begin regular (every 10,000 miles) visual inspections of the belt beginning around 90,000 miles and to purchase a Honda timing belt kit to ensure that the job gets done right the first time..

Not all Hondas are equipped with timing belts; some use a timing chain which, while more durable, should still undergo a regular visual inspection, especially on older vehicles.

Use the following lists to determine if your Honda vehicle uses a timing belt, or a timing chain:

 

 Honda Accord
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 1.8 L F18B I4 Timing Belt
2.0 L F20B I4 Timing Belt
2.2 L H22A I4 Timing Belt
3.0L J30A1 Timing Belt
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 2.0 L K20A6 I4 Timing Chain
2.4 L K24A4 I4 Timing Chain
2.4 L K24A8 I4 Timing Chain
3.0 L J30A4 V6 Timing Belt
3.0 L J30A4 V6 Timing Belt
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 2.0L R20A3 I4 Timing Chain
2.4L K24Z2 I4 Timing Chain
2.4L K24Z3 I4 Timing Chain
3.5L J35Z2 V6 – VCM Timing Belt
3.5L J35Z3 V6 – Non-VCM Timing Belt
2.2L N22A2 I4 Turbo Diesel Timing Chain
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 2.0 L R20A3 I4 Timing Chain
2.4 L K24W I4 Timing Chain
3.0 L V6 (China only) Timing Belt
3.5 L J35Y V6 Timing Belt
 Honda Civic
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 1.3 L D13B4 I4 Timing Belt
1.4 L D14A3/A4/A7/A8 I4 Timing Belt
1.5 L D15Z4 I4 Timing Belt
1.6 L D16Y4 I4 (AUS version) Timing Belt
1.6 L D16Y5/Y7/Y8 I4 Timing Belt Timing Belt
1.6 L B16A2 I4 Timing Belt
1.6 L B16B VTEC I4 Timing Belt
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 1.5 L D15Y3 I4 Timing Belt
1.5 L D15Z6 I4 Timing Belt
1.6 L D16W7 I4 Timing Belt
1.6 L D16W9 I4 Timing Belt
1.7 L D17A1 I4 Timing Belt
1.7 L D17A6 I4 Timing Belt
1.7 L D17A2 I4 Timing Belt
2.0 L K20A2 I4 K20A3 I4 Timing Belt
2006 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Honda CR-V
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 2.0 L B20B I4 Timing Belt
2.0 L B20Z I4 Timing Belt
2002- 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Honda Fit and Fit EV
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2001 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Honda HR-V
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1999 – 2006 1.6 L D16A I4 SOHC Timing Belt
1.6 L D16W I4 VTEC SOHC Timing Belt
2014- 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Honda Insight
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2000 – 2014 All Engines Timing Chain
 Honda Odyssey
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1999 – 2017 All Engines Timing Belt
 Honda Pilot
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2003 – 2017 All Engines Timing Belt
 Honda Ridgeline
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2006 – 2017 All Engines Timing Belt
 Honda S2000
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1999 – 2009 All Engines Timing Chain

There you have it; a complete list of Honda vehicles which tells you if your Honda utilizes a timing belt or chain. If your vehicle uses a timing belt and is due for a timing belt replacement, TBK can help. Check out our Honda timing belt kits.

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