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Honda Passport Timing Belt and Head Gasket

Hi,

I have a 97 Passport with 147,000 miles on it, 3.2V6. It started making a noise like a belt with a bad idler pully; unfortunately it seems to be the timing belt rather than one of the accessory belts. While I have it apart that far I want to replace the left side head gasket, it has been leaking a little bit for a couple of years. Does anyone have enough experience with this engine to tell me what else I should replace while I have it this far apart?

I don't have the timing covers off but am pretty sure I will find a bad timing belt idler pully bearing or tensioner pulley bearing, does anyone have experience with them going bad?

I plan to of course replace the timing belt and all the accessory drive belts. I am thinking about replacing the water pump while I am there to, I presume they do fail sometimes. I think I will go ahead put on a rebuilt alternator too. The cooling hoses look pretty good but am always cautious about them, should I replace both radiator hoses and the other little hoses or are they not a problem? Any other hints someone with some experience with this model will be appreciated.

Thanks

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  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    You may find Got a Quick, Technical Question? helpful.

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  • abelinabelin Posts: 1
    I have a 94 Honda Passport that is leaking water from the head. I have replaced the gasket but it is still leaking....Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do before replacing the whole engine?
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Have you noticed whether you are losing antifreeze? You may have a cracked or warped engine block or head.

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  • psyphrpsyphr Posts: 2
    I recently bought a 2000 Honda passport with about 113,000 miles on it.
    the problem is when I start it up it idles at about 1200 rpm. If i let it sit for 5-10 min. it will eventually go down. I dont want to do this every time I start the car. any ideas?

    Also, sometimes when I`m out driving the car will stall when Im idling. It has even stalled when I was just coastng down a hill. That was kind of scary because the power steering went out. It feels like the engine is not getting enough fuel sometimes.

    Plus, its getting really bad gas mileage. about 12-13 miles/gal. I can visually watch the gauge dropping while I am driving. There might be something wrong with the gas gauge. It only takes 12 gallons to fill it up and its a 21 gal. tank if Im not mistaken.
    Please help.
  • WE HAVE A 1991 HONDA PASSPORT WITH A 3.2 ISUZU MOTOR DOHC, ONE OF THE CAM PULLEYS DID A GRENADE ACT.SO THE QUESTION IS, IS THIS AN INTERFERENCE MOTOR OR NOT? THANK YOU.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Did you see the reply to your original question? http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.ee9516d/2255#MSG2255

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