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Well it is that time for the timing belt replacement, what additional items will I need to replace while doing the timing belt service beside the timing belt, water pump? Also would it be advisable to have it done at the dealer? thank you all
 

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There are a thousand and one similar threads and answers already on the forum
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suffice to say, there are timing belt kits out there with Everything the shop needs.
 

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This would be a good begining DIY list.
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It’s possible to DIY, and obviously many have been successfully however as someone who has changed oil, brakes and some suspension pieces, I don’t feel comfortable doing this kind of job. I am more than willing to pay $1,000 to ensure it’s done properly and in a timely manner.

Ideally, you’d find an independent Honda specialist and have them do it, but dealers are fine too, you’ll just pay a premium. It ranges from $700-$1,500. You just want to make sure the belt, tensioner, water pump and pulleys are replaced at the very minimum.
 

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Also would it be advisable to have it done at the dealer?
Without any sarcasm or snark intended, I think that the questions you're asking indicate that it would be definitely be advisable to pay someone else to do the job. A timing belt and water pump job probably won't be fun for someone that isn't pretty confident in what needs doing and how they're going to do it. As @Jack Vogt's subtle nod to Dirty Harry reminds us, "a man's got to know his limitations".

I also second the motion that an independent mechanic that likes Hondas is a better choice than a dealer, but your mileage may vary.
 

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I wouldn't discourage anyone who can turn a wrench.
Get familiar with the job by watching lots of YouTube videos of people doing timing belt water pump jobs on V6 Honda Pilots, Odysseys, Accords etc. Ask questions here on Piloteers.org . You will need a few special tools. A torque wrench being the most important. Decide how your going to get the crankshaft pulley bolt removed. At the end of the job you will have cash in your pocket and some nice tools for other jobs.
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Depending on your salary/hourly rate at work, it may be worth paying somebody else to do it. If it takes you 10 hrs plus you have to buy tools, it’s possible it would be “cheaper” to have someone else do it.
 

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Depending on your salary/hourly rate at work, it may be worth paying somebody else to do it. If it takes you 10 hrs plus you have to buy tools, it’s possible it would be “cheaper” to have someone else do it.
Understandable if you dont have the time.
I certainly wouldn't want to understate the importance of doing it right the first time. Especially when it's time to install the belt and pull the pin on the tensioner.
 
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