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My 05 tsx needs a new timing chain. Told to me by the dealership who quoted the job $1300. Has anyone had this done and what did it cost?
 

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Sounds about right for the dealer. I was told replacing the timing chain is a labor intensive job. Most people never really have to do it though.
 

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Why do you need a new timing chain? The timing chain does not need to be replace.

And to clear one thing up, the timing chain is less then a $100, so what is included in the extra $1200 labor charge?
 

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Doing it by the book it's easy to wrap a day in a half into it. So I could see a $1000+. It is VErY labor intensive.

How many miles. I would shop around to other dealerships.


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I used to work for Honda, the only time I ever saw stretched chains, was when someone kept going extended lengths between oil changes...
 

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Timing chain replacement is actually a lot easier (labour wise) than changing a timing belt of the older Honda engines. Furthermore, the parts involved is not just the timing chain itself, here's the MSRP of parts you should replace if you have a stretched chain (total $320ish):

008 14401-PPA-004 CHAIN (176L) (BORG WARNER) 001 2005 TSX 106.80
009 14510-PRB-A01 TENSIONER ASSY., CAM CHAIN 001 2005 TSX 78.40
011 14520-RAA-A01 ARM, CAM CHAIN TENSIONER 001 2005 TSX 98.08
012 14530-RZA-A01 GUIDE, CAM CHAIN 001 2005 TSX 21.40
013 14540-PRB-A01 GUIDE B, CAM CHAIN 001 2005 TSX 17.05

 

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Timing chain replacement is actually a lot easier (labour wise) than changing a timing belt of the older Honda engines. Furthermore, the parts involved is not just the timing chain itself, here's the MSRP of parts you should replace if you have a stretched chain (total $320ish):

008 14401-PPA-004 CHAIN (176L) (BORG WARNER) 001 2005 TSX 106.80
009 14510-PRB-A01 TENSIONER ASSY., CAM CHAIN 001 2005 TSX 78.40
011 14520-RAA-A01 ARM, CAM CHAIN TENSIONER 001 2005 TSX 98.08
012 14530-RZA-A01 GUIDE, CAM CHAIN 001 2005 TSX 21.40
013 14540-PRB-A01 GUIDE B, CAM CHAIN 001 2005 TSX 17.05

This was a great post, thanks. I don't mean to "thread jack" but I had the Cam Position Sensor code pop up the other day and noticed a sluggish feeling in the car. I was originally going to replace just the intake sensor but after reading more into it, I've noticed most people with the same symptoms are having to replace the chain.

So, these parts will be ordered immediately and I will be planning a day of fun:banghead:
 

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Replacing the chain is labor intensive, and yes I have done it and I did it on a lift. It involves in removing the side cover, which in order to do that you have to remove the engine mount on the pass side. The cover has a bunch of 6mm bolts that are not easy to get to and takes time to remove and reinstall.

Its not hard work, but it does take time. Took me about 8 hrs to replace the chain and tensioner on the tsx I got (not running) due to stretch timing chain that skipped timing.

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Also might want to add the O-ring and the front crank seal. I was also told that when buying the front crank seal it depends on what your vin ends with?
 
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