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Old 05-05-2010, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys,

Just replaced my drive belt on my 06. First off, very very easy to do. Stealership quoted me $175 total for parts and labor. I purchased the belt myself for $55.

Honda Part #- 38920-RBB-E03

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install took all of 5-8 mins, taking my time. I would suggest if you have the $$ to purchase this tool, as it makes life very easy. Schley Tool #68170, for most honda/acuras. works wonders.

just thought i would share my experience.
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Didnt realize there was a special tool for the pulley tention bolt.. Way cool =)
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Yep, I did my own too. Part was about $60, and I rented the "pulley tension bar" (I think that's what it was called) from Autozone for $0. I had a bit of a time getting it underneath, and back around the tensioner, but it worked out well.
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So how do you do it ? Dealership did mine for 100 including parts and labor.... but I dont think Ill get that rate every time..
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diy would be cool.

i'm thinking mine needs to be replaced soon.
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Don't waste your money on that specialized belt tension tool.

Any standard 14mm combination or offset wrench with a pipe or another wrench on it for leverage works just fine to release the belt tensioner.




This picture is from JTso on A_curazine. He has an excellent DIY UR pulley thread on A_curazine which includes belt changing info.

Search on "JTso's UR underdrive pulleys installation"
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how many miles were on your tsx when you replaced the drive belt. The last time I was at the acura dealer they told me not yet-my car had just over 100K miles.
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Guys,

Just replaced my drive belt on my 06. First off, very very easy to do. Stealership quoted me $175 total for parts and labor. I purchased the belt myself for $55.

Honda Part #- 38920-RBB-E03

and with the help of this guy:


install took all of 5-8 mins, taking my time. I would suggest if you have the $$ to purchase this tool, as it makes life very easy. Schley Tool #68170, for most honda/acuras. works wonders.

just thought i would share my experience.
did u put the UR pulleys on?
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did u put the UR pulleys on?
no, dont have UR pulleys. i changed mine becasue it had 67k on it, and i felt it was time.
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Loop under alternator pulley

Just wanted to add that it was useful to loop the belt under the alternator pulley right before pulling back tensioner. The belt comes pre-molded to help keep the belt in place. Using clips to hold the belt on is also a good idea.

I used a basic 14 mm wrench inside a metal tube. I kept the wrench in place using a paper towel. I guess I might have used a different wrench to hook to the 14 mm wrench to give me the same leverage.
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