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Hi guys,

It's my understanding the CRV from 2002> has a timing chain which doesn't really need replacing, or at least not as frequent as a timing belt... but what about the other parts of the timing system.. such as timing pulleys, idlers and everything else that is generally changed when changing a Timing Belt.. do these need to be done with a Timing Chain system ?
 

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The benefit of a timing chain vs belt is that they are virtually maintenance free... there's really no recommended service schedule for the timing chain assembly. Personally, I've never really understood the belt design because of the maintenance it requires, and the only thing it seems to offer is a few db reduction in mechanical noise level (when small 4 cylinder engines are noisy anyway).
 

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There is no adjustable tensioner on the timing chain.

The engine computer DOES compare the timing of signals from the crank and cam sensors. So, if the chain stretches (usually due to infrequent oil changes) a CEL will be set.

Nothing needs to be done until that time. With proper maintenance, the chains have lasted hundreds of thousands of miles. :cool:
 
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